I'm learning the hard reality that if someone in my family needs to see a specialist, there's a good chance we'll be asked to see a specialist in Northern Virginia or Richmond. Maybe it isn't a big deal to you because you work in one of these areas. Maybe it isn’t a big deal schedule an appointment where you spend most of your work week.
Luckily, Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVa) has recognized the need for perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) advocates and mental health providers in our area. They want to help healthcare and mental health providers get a little more training when it comes to maternal mental health. They’re building resources and support groups to help new and expectant mothers and their families overcome postpartum anxiety and depression in the Fredericksburg area.