One in 7 women develop postpartum depression (PPD) one month after having their baby. Thirty to fifty percent of women who are impacted still have symptoms one year after giving birth. Negative perinatal mood changes can cause impaired baby development, poor maternal health, and compromised family dynamics.
Judith Wafe, DNP, WHNP-BC, PMH-C seeks to decrease the severity of postpartum mood disorders and help with attainment of maternal wellbeing. Professionally, she is a board certified women’s health nurse practitioner, who has 17 years of healthcare experience. She has taken care of high-risk pregnant women (gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, cervical insufficiency etc.) and mother-baby couplets in the postpartum period. She has trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT). She is also certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C).
Judith Wafe utilizes a holistic approach. She offers psychological testing, talk therapy, and medication management. She goes a step further and helps with care coordination. She recognizes that it can take a team approach to obtain health and a peaceful mood.
She sees patients virtually in FL, NH, DE & NH. She also has an office in Pembroke Pines, FL for in office visits as well.
On a personal note, Judith is a wife and mother who previously struggled with postpartum depression. She is happy to share the evidenced based tools that were used to help her recover and boost her resilience. Her self care practices include laughing at witty comedies, reading Penelope Rex books to her children, weight lifting, watching The Rings of Power, walking on the beach, going to live concerts, and giggling with old friends. She endeavors to help you build this list as well.