Learn to navigate through the early days of motherhood
Is your transition into motherhood more of a strain than you expected?
Do you often find tears welling up for no reason?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted or unable to meet the demands on you?
Becoming a new mom always changes more about our lives than we expect. Statistics show that 21.9% of women experience depression in the year after childbirth. One in seven new parents experience postnatal anxiety. Then there are the usual stressors and strains of caring for a new child, attempting to care for yourself, and staying connected with your partner.
When a woman becomes a mom, a rush of changes occur. These changes include those that directly affect her biology, such as hormonal shifts and a lack of sleep, as well as more social or personal changes, such as relationship shifts and the added pressure of familial, cultural, and societal expectations.
So whether you’re a new mom for the first time, or already have another child or children, each pregnancy, each birthing, and each baby is different. Counseling can help you cope with the strains as well as enhance this wonderful time of life for you. Therapy can help you feel valued, calm, capable, and connected as you begin or continue your motherhood journey.
In our non-judgmental, supportive practice we will discuss your wants and needs openly and respectfully. My evidence-based techniques, therapies, and experience will help pave the way for an enjoyable beginning to your journey through parenthood. If you’re looking for an understanding ear to help you through this time, please contact me today for an appointment.