When navigating motherhood, it can be upsetting and frightening to have thoughts and feelings that don’t seem “right.”
Did You know?
- 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression.
- Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS) are the #1 medical complication related to childbearing.
- 15-21% of pregnant women experience moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and panic.
- An estimated 9% of women experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth.
- PMADS can appear during pregnancy, or days or even months after childbirth and do not typically resolve without treatment.
- A mother’s mood and anxiety has a direct impact on her partner, child, and family. 1 in 10 dads become depressed in the first year of a child’s life.
I have specialized education and training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.
Common postpartum symptoms include:
- Feeling overwhelmed and wondering if you should have become a mother in the first place
- Feeling guilty due to high self-expectations
- Not feeling “bonded” with the baby
- Your thoughts are racing and you can’t quiet your mind
- Feeling empty and numb as if you’re just going through the motions
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Being afraid that if you reach out for help, others will judge your inabilities
- Thoughts of running away or leaving your baby behind
- Being constantly in a state of worry
If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, I invite you to contact me today for a free consultation. Together, we’ll find the underlying issues that make you feel disconnected from your baby, and create a strategy for moving forward. Contact me today to see how I can help.