Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be a wonderful experience. It is quite common however for women to experience a variety of emotional complications. Sometimes, it is not exactly what one expected. This major transition in life can be stressful and overwhelming for mothers and families due to a variety of factors. Therefore receiving specialized support can make a world of difference! If you are experiencing any type of emotional complication, please know you deserve to have support and to feel better!
Carla Pileggi Caviola is a Perinatal Menthal Health Specialist. She has passionately worked along side many women, infants and families during the pregnancy and the postpartum periods, while providing warmth, care, expertise and symptom relief . Her work also includes providing psychotherapy for women and families experiencing situations, such as a high risk pregnancy, NICU experience, loss/grief. besides mood and anxiety issues.
PMAD's (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders) is a term that helps to categorize the spectrum of Mood and Anxiety Symptoms women can experience during pregnancy and the postpartum periods. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- sleep problems
- changes of appetite
- irritability, anger
- scary/disturbing/intrusive thoughts
- feeling overwhelmed
- feelings of loss/grief
- fears of going crazy
- difficulty bonding with baby
- thoughts/plans of harming baby
- thoughts/plans of harming self and/or suicide
*** PLEASE NOTE: If you or anyone you know has 1 or more of the following symptoms below, immediate medical attention is needed. Please call 211 (in the state of CT) /911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
These symptoms include: plans of harming the baby, plans of harming oneself/suicide, bizarre beliefs/behaviors, delusions, hallucinations.
*** If you or anyone you know has thoughts of harming self/thoughts of death/suicide/homicide, but no plans, this is still an indication to see a doctor for an evaluation.
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My goal is to help educate and provide support to women, families and generations to come! In addition, I am a Professional Member of Postpartum Support International as well as a PSI-CT Founding Board Member and a Fairfield County PSI-CT Representative. I provide counseling for individuals, couples, mommy-baby, family therapy and group therapy in this specialized field. As needed, I also work together with doctors, lactation consultants and other specialists in order to reach treatment goals. I also gives talks to groups of women as well as to medical providers. Please contact me if you are interested in scheduling a PMAD workshop.
Exciting News: Carla has just started a New Group!
Mama's Care Group - Nurturing Moms during the Postpartum Period
The focus is to nurture mother's during the postpartum period.* Be heard & understood in a safe environment * gain perspective & find encouragement * learn coping strategies & gain symptom relief * Also open to women who have a spectrum of emotional complications, such as depression & anxiety symptoms.
Call today & book an Appointment or ask Questions: 203.570.1568