Authored By: Mitzee Mandocdoc 

As Mental Health Month approaches, it’s essential to shine a spotlight on the often-overlooked issue of maternal mental health. Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be challenging times for women, with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders posing significant risks to both maternal and infant well-being. At Concerted Care Group (CCG), we recognize the importance of prioritizing maternal mental health and providing comprehensive support to women during this critical time. In this article, we’ll explore the prevalence of maternal mental health issues, their impact on pregnancy outcomes, and how Concerted Care Group’s specialized services can help women navigate these challenges. 

Understanding Maternal Mental Health:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), maternal mental health refers to the emotional well-being of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Maternal mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are common, affecting approximately 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have recently given birth. 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) emphasizes the importance of identifying and addressing maternal mental health concerns promptly, as untreated mental health disorders can have adverse effects on both maternal and infant health. Additionally, research published in the National Library of Medicine underscores the link between maternal mental health disorders and negative pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth and low birth weight. 

Supporting Maternal Mental Health:
At Concerted Care Group, we offer specialized services to support women’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians, including licensed therapists, counselors, and medical professionals, collaborates closely with each woman to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. 

For women struggling with substance use disorders during pregnancy, Concerted Care Group provides comprehensive treatment options, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and specialized counseling services. Our evidence-based approach emphasizes harm reduction and safety for both mother and baby, ensuring that women receive the support they need to achieve lasting recovery. 

Concerted Care Group’s commitment to maternal mental health extends beyond traditional treatment modalities. We offer supportive group therapy sessions, educational resources, and referrals to community support services to empower women and foster a sense of connection and understanding during this transformative time. 

As we observe Mental Health Month and Maternal Mental Health Day, let us recommit ourselves to prioritizing the mental well-being of all women, especially those navigating the joys and challenges of pregnancy and motherhood. At Concerted Care Group, we stand ready to provide compassionate support, evidence-based treatment, and comprehensive care to women struggling with maternal mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Together, we can ensure that every woman receives the care and support she needs to thrive during this critical time. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use disorder, remember, help is readily available. Reach out to Concerted Care Group (CCG) at 833-224-5483. to take the first step towards a healthier, brighter future. CCG provides unwavering support on your journey to recovery.