The Perinatal Program at South Oaks Hospital

Don't Suffer in Silence. Help is Available.
The Perinatal Program at South Oaks Hospital addresses the mental, emotional and behavioral health needs of women before, during and after pregnancy. Our physicians, psychiatrists and licensed social workers collaborate with each patient’s healthcare provider and family to evaluate symptoms and medical history. We will recommend treatment and intervention solutions for optimal wellness…for healthy mothers, healthy babies and healthy families.

Call (631) 608-MOMS for an initial consultation and assessment.


Treating for Two. Safer Medication Use in Pregnancy Providing Health and Hope for Women.
We offer consultations and services to women who are:

  • Contemplating pregnancy and have concerns about their existing psychiatric disorders or treatments
  • Pregnant and are experiencing psychiatric symptoms or emotional distress
  • Experiencing symptoms of post partum depression
  • Suffering from the challenges of a pregnancy loss or a child born with complex medical issues

Treatment and interventions may include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Interpersonal Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Medication Management
  • Parent-Child Coaching

Call (631) 608-MOMS for an initial consultation and assessment.

What is Post Partum Depression?
Nearly 20% of women experience a range of psychiatric conditions, including mood fluctuations or symptoms of anxiety and depression during and after their pregnancies. Perinatal Psychiatric (Postpartum Depression) Disorder symptoms may include:

  • Feeling restless or moody
  • Feeling sad, hopeless and overwhelmed
  • Crying episodes
  • Having no energy or motivation
  • Feeling exhausted
  • Eating too little or too much
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Having trouble focusing or making decisions
  • Having memory problems
  • Feeling worthless and guilty
  • Losing interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Having headaches, aches and pains or stomach problems that don’t go away
  • Inability to be comforted
  • Becoming easily frustrated
  • Feeling inadequate in taking care of the baby
  • Decreased sex drive

Postpartum depression and other perinatal psychiatric disorders may be due to hormonal changes during and after pregnancy combined with the physical and emotional stressors of pregnancy, changes in sleep patterns and changes in social relationships.

While fairly common, the symptoms of postpartum depression should be recognized quickly and women should seek help from trained professionals. Contact South Oaks Hospital at (631) 608-MOMS for an initial consultation and assessment.



 

 

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