Perinatal Mental Health

We are here to support you during COVID-19. This is a stressful time that can exacerbate mental health symptoms. Our Perinatal Mental Health team is committed to helping participants and providers alike. We also encourage you to reach out to these additional resources when needed. Click here to review the resource list.

If you are pregnant or preparing for the addition of a new baby, adjusting to life with a new child, had a baby in the past year, experienced perinatal loss, or are dealing with infertility Mary’s Center is here for you.  

Significant life changes like these can cause tremendous amounts of stress and we want you to know you’re not alone. Reach out to Mary’s Center if you are experiencing:  

  • Difficulty adjusting to a significant life change 
  • Difficulty with your emotions following a difficult or traumatic birth 
  • Difficulty bonding with your baby 
  • Feelings of irritability, sadness, or depression 
  • Perinatal grief/loss 
  • Scary, intrusive thoughts 

If you’re struggling with something you don’t see listed above, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us for additional support.

Our Perinatal Mental Health program is dedicated to supporting people during pregnancy, postpartum, infertility or perinatal loss, adoptive parents, and their families through a variety of resources and services including:  

  • Care coordination 
  • Phone outreach including a brief assessment, educational information, and ways to connect to additional care 
  • Support and education, including free online support groups held in  English  and  Spanish 
  • Therapy and psychiatry  

Contact Us 

Mary’s Center is ready to partner with you on your health journey. Reach out to our Perinatal Mental Health Program Manager today at 202-420-7157.


We accept most insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. If you don’t have health insurance, we’ll help you apply for public benefits or provide care at a discount. 

ECHO Meetings

Mary’s Center hosts monthly perinatal mental health (PMH) ECHO meetings where PMH professionals across disciplines come together for a didactic teaching on a PMH-related topic and then a case presentation. Please sign up here to receive emails about upcoming ECHOs.

Stay Informed with our Newsletter

If you are a professional in the mental health industry, please consider joining the Mary’s Center Perinatal Mental Health Newsletter. Click here to subscribe.

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