Mental health during and after pregnancy

Pregnancy and postpartum are full of ups and downs. Changes in emotions, mood, and relationships are common. You may feel sad, worried, or overwhelmed. But know that you’re not alone — we’re here to offer the hope and support you need. You can reach out to your care team 24/7 for help with your mental health.

Videos about mental health and pregnancy

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Connect to mental health services

There are many types of help available for you — including one-on-one therapy, in-person or virtual support groups, and medications, when appropriate. Getting started is easy.

Connect to mental health services

Tools and resources for mental wellness

Creating a healthy environment for your baby takes a lot of support. From wellness apps to educational classes, you have a variety of resources to help you and your family thrive.1
Partner’s corner

Get tips to support your partner during pregnancy — and to care for your health. 

Digital self-care apps

Try no-cost apps for emotional support, stress reduction, and better sleep.2

Community resource directory

Connect to local services for child care, housing, food, and more.

Support groups and classes

Join a support group or take a health education class online or in person.3

Addiction care and recovery

Get help for yourself or a partner struggling with alcohol or drugs.

Tips for parents and guardians

Learn more about healthy parenting and how to make time for yourself.


1Classes vary by location. Some members may have to pay a fee for certain classes.
2The apps and services described above are not covered under your health plan benefits, are not a Medicare-covered benefit, and are not subject to the terms set forth in your Evidence of Coverage or other plan documents. The apps and services may be discontinued at any time.
3See note 1.


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Connecting to care

Got questions? Need help? As a Kaiser Permanente member, you have a range of options.

Make an appointment

Set up the in-person check-ups, telehealth check-ins, lab tests, and other appointments.



Email your doctor

If you prefer to write us, email is easy. And you can attach photos, too.



Call 24/7 for advice

Even when you’re not sure what to ask, let a care team member help you sort it out.