Sunday, June 7, 2020

Prenatal and Postpartum Depression Anxiety


Pec Indman EdD, MFT

Women’s Mental Health

Counseling, Consultation & Training


Please note when viewing this site: PC users have reported problems when using Internet  Explorer 8.  Firefox 3.5.3 or Safari 4.0.3 works correctly.   For mac users, Firefox or Safari  works correctly.   Please report problems to

1475 Saratoga Ave. #140

San Jose, CA. 95129


by appointment

Produced with a generous donation from  musician Wade Bowen and marketed through a grant from

She is the co-author of the award-winning book, Beyond the Blues, Understanding and Treating

Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety.

The award winning book used by thousands of moms, families, and professionals all over the world.

Recommended by United States Dept. of Health and Human Services.

I have created this website to educate you about Prenatal and Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, common, but

devastating illnesses.

Remember this:

Education is power, which will lead you to the right kind of treatment.

Treatment works; depression and anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum are VERY TREATABLE.

No one deserves to suffer.

“Thanks so much for your help during my difficult pregnancy.  Your expertise and compassion helped me weather a tough period.  Now I have a wonderful daughter and she has a healthy mom.” CM

“I just wanted to thank you again for our sessions which helped tremendously.  I now know that there is understanding help out there available if I need it in the future.  Your warm, calm, nurturing, and friendly style are perfect for your profession.” KP

Pec meets actress Patty Duke when they both spoke at a recent suicide prevention conference.  Patty got a copy of Beyond the Blues and the PSI DVD.

Dr. Pec Indman is a internationally recognized expert in the field of mental health related to pregnancy and postpartum.  She works with clients experiencing fertility challenges, pregnancy loss, depression and anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum.  She has a private psychotherapy (counseling) practice in San Jose specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety and mood disorders that occur when women are:

  1. Pregnant or during the prenatal stage
  2. Postpartum-the first year after the baby is born
  3. While planning a pregnancy or attempting to become pregnant
  4. Faced with fertility challenges
  5. Grieving a loss during pregnancy or soon after
  6. Dealing with a premature or ill baby

Dr. Indman is the Chairperson of the Education and Training Committee of Postpartum Support International ( and speaks all over the world.  As an invited participant, she contributes to several federally funded programs on the topic of pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders. 

Pec at the Postpartum Support International/Marce society conference 10/2010 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Women’s Mental Health specialists from over 32 countries were represented and presented the most current research in the field. 

Pec taught PSI’s one day training.  Meg Spinelli MD, Columbia University NY, Pec,  John Cox MD, England, co-author of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Wendy Davis PhD, Exec. Director Postpartum Support International., Birdie Meyer RN, MA, past-president PSI.

Karen Hench RN: Interim Director, US Public Health Service, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services, Pec, Juliann DeStefano RN, MPH and Johannie Escarne MPH, Senior Public Health Analysts, Maternal & Child Health Bureau, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services.

Presentations on maternal mental health to Healthy Start Programs from all over the US, May 19-20, 2011 in Washington DC.

News from ACOG!

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology initiative educates about prenatal and postpartum depression.

Is Autoimmune Disease Another Women’s Health Issue?

Autoimmune Disease Is A Women’s Health Issue. One day when talking to my then 35 year old son...

How to Stick to Your Diet on Special Occasions

Birthdays, holidays, family outings, business dinners - all are potential diet disasters. Humans are inherently social creatures. We have incorporated...

Herbaceous Ornamentals That Need Shade

Nearly every garden or landscape has a shady spot. Shadows may be cast from overhead branches, nearby buildings, plants, fences or walls and may change...

Baba Yaga’s Kitchen and Me!

When my daughter was younger, one of our favourite bedtime stories featured Baba Yaga, the terrifying witch from Russian mythology. It is...

12-Minute Flat Belly Routine

In a few minutes time, I am going to introduce to you a new 12-minute workout route designed to help flatten your...

Wu Tao

If you need to lose weight, gain energy, increase your happiness, or shake depression, you may be interested in Wu Tao...