Dr. Katie Hirst grew up in Northen California and moved to San Diego for medical school at UC San Diego. She trained in Psychiatry and Family Medicine and founded the UC San Diego Maternal Mental Health Clinic in 2007. She treats women who are suffering from depression, anxiety and other emotional issues during pregnancy and delivery. Dr. Hirst also serves as Education Coordinator for Postpartum Health Alliance, where she coordinates trainings on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders around San Diego. Dr Hirst also loves being a mother to her two little girls, 4 and 1 year old.