Healthcare: Women's Health & Maternity

The Women’s Place – Center for Reproductive Psychiatry

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The Women’s Place is a unique program dedicated to the care and treatment of mental health issues related to a woman’s reproductive cycle, such as mood disorders or psychiatric conditions during pregnancy, postpartum, or perimenopause.

One of only a handful of such programs in the United States, The Women’s Place provides specialized care from Baylor Medicine reproductive psychiatrists – physicians with combined expertise in OB/GYN and psychiatry. 

With their unique understanding of women’s reproductive mental health issues, these specialists are advancing the treatment and well-being of patients, reducing the impact of these conditions on children and families, and helping eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness. 

Patients benefit from a warm, compassionate, supportive environment, and a collaborative approach to care, with our reproductive psychiatrists working closely with other Baylor Medicine specialists to meet each woman’s unique needs.

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Our Services

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We’re improving the lives of women suffering from a wide range of reproductive mental health issues. Women come to us for evaluation and help with: 

  • Mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy
  • Psychiatric medication management during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Postpartum depression
  • Perimenopause and menopause mood and anxiety disorders 
  • Pre-pregnancy evaluations 
  • Severe premenstrual mood disorders 
  • Coping with an infertility diagnosis and treatments
  • Coping with a diagnosis of a fetal genetic condition or birth defect
  • Reproductive loss, including stillbirths, miscarriage or the death of a child in the first year
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Patient Care Locations

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In addition to our main location in Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, The Women’s Place offers additional clinic locations throughout the greater Houston area, making it easier for women to access the care they need. 

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IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE HELP

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  • If you are concerned you are going to hurt your baby, put the baby down in a safe place, walk out of the room and call your physician, a family member or friend.
  • For urgent needs, call the Hope Line at 1-800-PPD-MOMS (1-800-773-6667), a free, confidential resource for postpartum depression, or check out the website for Postpartum Support International (PSI)

For parenting advice on a variety of issues, call the Texas Children’s Parent Advice Line at 832-824-1777