Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program

The Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program specializes in mood and anxiety disorders that occur during pregnancy and postpartum. The program is directed by Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, and our mission is to provide state-of-the-art clinical care, research, and support groups to address the needs of women during this vulnerable time.

We are excited to announce our new Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit! Read about it here:  UNC Opens First Freestanding Inpatient Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic in US

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Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic

The clinic provides assessment and treatment, including both psychotherapy and medication for women with depression or anxiety disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period. UNC physicians work with nurses, midwives, counselors, and social workers in the community to help create the best plan for managing symptoms and fostering a healthy pregnancy and postpartum period.

If you feel you have one of the following concerns, please contact our clinic to schedule an appointment at (919) 966-5217.


pregnant storm
Depression during Pregnancy
Postpartum Depression (PPD)
Postpartum Psychosis
Infertility
Pregnancy loss

 

Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic at Rex Hospital

The UNC Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic has expanded to Rex Hospital in Raleigh.  Pregnant and postpartum mothers with depression or anxiety may schedule an appointment at UNC or Rex. The Perinatal Clinic is located at the Rex Family Birth Center within the UNC Specialty Women's Center.

UNC Specialty Women’s Center at Rex Hospital Campus
1st Floor, Rex Family Birth Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC, 27607
(919) 784-6425 

To make an appointment at Rex please call the UNC Psychiatry Clinic scheduling desk at (919) 966-5217 and specify that you would like an appointment at the Rex location.


Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit

The Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit is directed by Dr. Elizabeth S. Bullard.  The Inpatient program provides specialized treatment and addresses the needs of women suffering from serious perinatal mood conditions. For more information, please see the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit page.


Free Support Group for Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum

The Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program now offers a free support group for women with depression or anxiety during pregnancy and up to one year postpartum. This group meets bimonthly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Psychiatric nurse practicioner Chris Raines, RN MSN facilitates these meetings. This group is co-sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program and the UNC Family Medicine- Department of Maternal and Child Health. For more information about the support group, and to register, please contact Chris Raines at (919) 966-3115 or by email.

 

Perinatal Loss Support Group

UNC Pastoral Care offers several forms of grief support for those who have experienced perinatal loss. The support group meets once a month at UNC.  For more information, please click on Perinatal Loss Support Group, or email Darryl Owens, Women's Services Chaplain/Grief Counselor.

 

Perinatal Research Studies

UNC researchers within the Department of Psychiatry are seeking participants for several research studies investigating prenatal and postpartum depression.  For details, please see our list of research studies.