For many, the joy of pregnancy and childbirth come with complexities. Women may experience a variety of changes in mood that do not require treatment. However, a substantial amount of women do experience persistent, unpleasant thoughts and feelings during this time which may be an indication for perinatal mood disorder, or an exacerbation of one’s prior depression and/or anxiety. Present in at least 10% of births, perinatal mood disorders are depression and/or anxiety occurring during or after pregnancy.
Many women have utilized medication to treat their depression or anxiety, which may have been effective in the past, but are concerned about the risks in taking certain medications during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Now an alternative exists in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS is a cutting edge, FDA-approved outpatient treatment for depression, without systemic side-effects.
At Pacific Center for Neurostimulation, we will work with you, your family, and outside providers, to create the best TMS course for you. We have a patient-centered treatment approach beginning with a thorough intake assessment that includes collaborating with your current providers. The aim of this approach during and after birth can result in better overall physical and emotional health, improved bonding with your newborn or recently adopted child, enriched communication with family and friends, and restored intimacy with your partner.
*Please note: Pregnancy may still be considered a contraindication to your insurance carrier. You may wish to contact your insurance customer service department in order to see if TMS would be covered for you. We are glad to assist in this process as well.