Better perinatal mental healthcare for women and birthing parents that centers Black joy

80%of pregnancy and childbirth complications are preventable.1  That’s where we start.

Black women are at a higher risk of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) before, during and up to a year after pregnancy. 2  When we feel off balance mentally and emotionally, it’s easier to suffer in silence at work or home instead of seeking help from professionals.

That’s why we’re changing how women are screened, monitored and treated, especially when starting a family, to reduce their overall risk and symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

1. Pregnancy-Related Deaths: Data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees in 36 US States, 2017–2019
2. Prevalence and predictors of symptoms of Perinatal Mood and anxiety Disorders among a sample of Urban Black Women in the South

Take control of your mental wellbeing with access to an expert-led virtual coaching team, symptom tracking, analytics and a supportive online community.

We have transformed perinatal mental healthcare for Black women and birthing parents because we know better care starts with your needs at the center.

How Candlelit Care Is Different

Wraparound pregnancy and postpartum care that treats the whole you

The United States Preventative Services Task Force recommends CBT based treatments can decrease high levels of stress and anxiety.


Symptom Tracking

Traumatic birth experiences cause high levels of stress and anxiety, which can increase prevalence of preterm labor, preeclampsia and could affect chronic diseases in your baby. Learn your risk for mental health complications during pregnancy rather than after birth. (anxiety, depression, poor self-care, family issues and education)

Guided Mental Health Education

Perinatal Mental Health Coaching

Our data-driven coaching model is designed to analyze your symptoms where you set goals and are guided as you carry out a care plan to increase your chances to get a healthy pregnancy reducing the risks and balancing your life via weekly follow-up sessions.

The Candlelit Care Approach


Looking at all factors that can impact your goals, we’ll deliver a snapshot of where you stand and where you’re headed. If you have a family member or partner, we can ask about them, too.


Based on the information you share, we’ll pair you with a dedicated Candlelit Care coach, who will review your results, answer any questions and create a flexible plan that reflects your reality. We coordinate care with your existing providers so that nothing falls through the cracks.


From provider referrals to navigating insurance or treatment, our coaches stick beside you in whichever way works best for you - text, email, or video or call. We make it easy to stay on top of your goals with exercises, action items and reminders.

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What parents say...

I thought it was useful. I really loved the idea of a birth plan. I think a lot of people think about what they want to do once they get to birth but never think about setting a plan from when you're first pregnant until after birth.

Candlelit Parent

I like that it's all just right there and also brings in that cultural aspect of thinking about your ancestors instead of like you’re the person who’s pregnant now thinking about you. Cause I feel like it’s just never, it’s always about the ancestor and the next generation it’s never just about me. I think that’s kind of powerful.

Candlelit Parent

I actually do really like the questions that are being asked here because these are questions that I need help figuring out.. so they're very thought provoking questions, which I like. I like that there's an option to read, listen or watch because sometimes I can't listen to stuff if I'm in a place and or looking at something on my phone.

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