Counseling for New Mothers

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For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.”

For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet, and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who understands how vast the difference can be with new motherhood and new baby issues can be comforting  and enlightening.

Therapists who have specific education in postpartum mood disorders understand that personal and family history, social support, and other resources are all vital factors in understanding the presence 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 disappointed in the actual birthing experience being or the unavailability of your own physician at the birth time
  • Being constantly in a state of worry related to finances, medical care or food insecurity

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 explore 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.