“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes
Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
Are you feeling sad, anxious or moody after the birth of your baby?
Did you experience a traumatic birth, or have a baby in the NICU?
The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, but for many women, the reality of caring for a newborn can be stressful and overwhelming. Hormones, lack of sleep, loss of freedom and financial worries can take it’s toll on a woman caring for a newborn. As many of 80% of women experience the “Baby Blues” – with symptoms such as feeling low, mild sadness and mood swings. These symptoms typically peak 3-5 weeks post partum and usually disappear within a couple of weeks.
However, for 20% of women, these feelings don’t go away and they develop post partum depression or anxiety, which is the #1 medical complication of childbirth. If untreated, post partum depression and anxiety can negatively affect how you bond with your baby, breastfeed, relate to your spouse and other children and your general well being. The good news is that it is treatable! A combination of medication (if you so choose) and therapy can help you get yourself back so that you can be the best mother possible for your baby and the best version of you.
Please take this short test to see if post partum depression or anxiety is affecting your wellbeing. Click Here
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Maternal Mental Health
Now matter where you are in your motherhood journey – pregnant, 1st time mom or experienced mom, there are challenges along the way. A baby represents new beginnings, but motherhood can also be a time of loss – loss of freedom, control, your body, career opportunities and self-identity. If you are feeling lost in your challenges of being a mother, please reach out for help – you are not alone!
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