Pregnancy and Postpartum

Cathy Berman, MFT

SERVICES — Pregnancy and Postpartum

Pregnancy and postpartum can be the most joyous phase of a woman or couple’s life but it can also be very challenging due to changes occurring on multiple fronts.

Overwhelm may result from:

  • Hormonal changes due to pregnancy postpartum
  • Changes to the relationship
  • Role changes or overload
  • Illness
  • Moving
  • Financial problems
  • Social isolation
  • Family conflicts
  • Sleep deprivation 

Anxiety and/or Depression may result for a woman or her partner – this is primarily caused by the hormonal changes of pregnancy and postpartum.


If you experience some or all of the following:

  • Sadness, weepiness
  • Loss of interest in relationships and activities
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Appetite changes
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Hopelessness or thoughts of death
  • Irritability is very common

The GOOD NEWS is that help is a phone call away! This is very treatable!

Contact Cathy Berman today for a complimentary consultation to explore how you may work together.  510-798-6570


TIP SHEETS — See Cathy’s Tips to Help Prevent or Decrease Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum›

See also: Sleep Issues During Pregnancy and Postpartum

(Free pdf downloads)



Easing the Wild Ride of Pregnancy and Postpartum — first it was me, then us, then family…

Talk therapy, information and increased support – partners, groups, friends, family can help to get you feeling like your old self again.

In rare cases, consultation for medication that is safe and effective may be recommended to give you a buffer.

Cathy has received specialized training from these two organizations:

The Postpartum Stress Center

Postpartum Support International