Reproductive Psychiatry and Clinical Consultation
Making the decision to become a parent can be exhilarating. Whether you are planning a family, experiencing pregnancy, or welcoming a new baby, moving into motherhood can be exciting and fulfilling. However, many women find this transition to be challenging as well. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and many other psychiatric difficulties can worsen all too frequently during this time of rapid change. These difficulties may be particularly worrisome for women who have already struggled with mental health issues in the past, or who are on psychiatric medications and wish to be, or find themselves, pregnant. Questions about medication, therapy, and other ways to cope can often seem overwhelming and scary, and often there seems to be a lack of reliable information. As a result, many women struggle to find accurate, unbiased, up-to-date information on how to best manage their symptoms while pregnant and breastfeeding, and they are looking for a psychiatrist who can help.
Fortunately, the relatively new field of reproductive psychiatry addresses exactly this issue. Dr. Emily Dossett has extensive experience in this field, and she focuses solely on advising women with mental illness on how to most safely and effectively manage their care while navigating pregnancy and the postpartum. She has years of clinical experience, as well as up-to-date knowledge on psychopharmacology and other aspects of mental health care in pregnancy and the postpartum. If you or someone you love is a woman who is looking for advice on how to achieve the healthiest pregnancy and postpartum possible, Dr. Emily Dossett would like to help you.