Perinatal Emotional Health
“Perinatal” includes the moment of conception to 12 months postpartum.
All of which can be a vulnerable time when moms deserve more support than ever.
Even if it’s not her first rodeo.
Maybe you have had thoughts like these:
“My poor husband, I’ve been so angry and mean to him.”
“My family doesn’t believe in postpartum depression.”
“I feel like a bad mother.”
“I’m losing my shit!”
Or maybe your birth did not go as planned:
“I wanted it to be the best memory I’ve ever had, but it really wasn’t.”
“My friend had a great pregnancy, why did this happen to me?”
“The doctor didn’t take me seriously; I felt dismissed.”
“I did everything right and this still happened.”
Believe it or not,
you are not alone.
You have heard of baby blues, but now it’s been over 2 weeks and you still feel restless, guilty, irritable, tearful, angry and alone.
It could be Postpartum Depression.
Or you might be experiencing Postpartum Anxiety which can include panic, constant worry, unwanted thoughts, and persistent fear that something bad will happen to you or your baby.
What Happens if Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders go Untreated?
Without treatment, here are the risks:
The symptoms can become chronic or long-term.
Symptoms can get worse with each pregnancy.
There is an increased risk of your children developing psychiatric disturbances.
You are not a bad mom. I am here to help and support you.
I am Perinatal Mental Health Certified and these are only a few of the issues that are unique to the postpartum time period. Through our work together, you will feel more in control of your thoughts, less anxious, and more confident in putting yourself and your family first.