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Your Behavioral Health Care Team

Are you feeling depressed during your pregnancy or after giving birth? Or do you struggle with anxiety, addiction, or trauma?

If so, we can help.

At UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, we work closely with UPMC Western Psychiatric to provide specialized pregnancy and postpartum behavioral health care.

But we also treat all types of mental health conditions in women throughout their lifespan.

To learn more or make an appointment, call Magee-Womens Behavioral Health at 412-641-1238.

Your Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health Care Team

The team of experts who may care for you includes:

  • Ob-gyns.
  • OB social workers.
  • Licensed psychologists and counselors who provide one-on-one therapy.
  • Peer support at the Pregnancy Recovery Center.
  • Psychiatrists, including those trained in reproductive psychiatry.
  • Doulas.
  • Ob-gyn nurses.

Our partners at UPMC Western Psychiatric also offer:

  • The New and Expectant Mothers Specialized Treatment (NEST) program, which includes group therapy and intensive outpatient treatment.
  • Eating disorder counselors.
  • Substance use counselors.

We have therapists at:

How Ob-Gyns Can Help Your Mental Health During and After Pregnancy

Your ob-gyn sees you more often than any other doctor during and after pregnancy. That's why they're a vital part of our behavioral health team.

At UPMC Magee, our ob-gyns:

  • Screen women for depression and anxiety at each visit.
  • Help connect women to mental health care.
  • Can manage mental health medicine during and after pregnancy.

How OB Social Workers Can Help

Our OB or perinatal social workers specialize in pregnancy and postpartum mental health care.

They:

  • Work in many settings such as hospitals, doctor's offices, and community groups.
  • Support women during hard times, including grief and postpartum depression or intrusive thoughts.
  • Help women as they pursue therapy, substance use programs, or other mental health care.

How Psychiatrists and Psychologists Can Help with Postpartum Depression

A psychiatrist is a doctor with special training in mental health. They can prescribe medicine such as brexanolone — the first FDA-approved drug to treat postpartum depression.

A psychologist has a license in mental health care counseling and treatment.

At Magee, both work together to treat behavioral health conditions in women.

Contact Magee-Womens Behavioral Health Services

To learn more or make an appointment, call 412-641-1238.