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Maternal Mental Health 

Anxiety and worry during and after pregnancy are common. Everyone feels sad sometimes, but these feelings in most cases pass within a few days. Depression is a serious mood disorder that may last for weeks or months at a time. This can affect people of all cultures, ages, earning levels and races. The good news is that there are many resources that help people feel better.  

Learn about post-partum mental health from the Office on Women's Health

BHRS Pre-3 program

Prenatal-to-Three is a Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) program that offers tips, support and care for pregnant women. It also supports their family members and children up to age five. It is for people with Medi-Cal in San Mateo County. The program offers mental health care support while women are pregnant and after. 

If you would like to learn more about these services or if you think you or someone you know may need help, please call the Access Call Center at (800) 686-0101


2020 MOM

2020 Mom’s mission is to close gaps in mental health care for moms. They do this through teaching, support and working with other groups. This is a great resource for learning more about some mental health issues that many new moms face. They can help you learn the difference between baby blues and depression and anxiety.