20% of mothers will suffer from depression or anxiety while pregnant, and approximately 15% of them will develop postpartum depression or anxiety. So if you’re struggling, please know YOU ARE NOT ALONE and you’ve come to the right place. It CAN get better.
The truth is that pregnancy and childbirth can be one of the most challenging and overwhelming experiences in a woman’s life. The physical and emotional exhaustion, coupled with sleep deprivation, can bring on feelings of intense anxiety and fear, doubt, guilt, sadness, irritability, regret, and other uncomfortable feelings. This experience is often exacerbated by the myth that exists in our society that tells us that pregnancy and childbirth is, and should be, an exclusively a blissful and happy experience. This myth can make moms feel unnecessary shame and guilt for struggling.
As a Certified Perinatal Mood Disorder Specialist, along with my own personal experience of mothering and overcoming postpartum depression & anxiety, I really know about and understand this challenging time. I can help by creating a safe space for you to have your full experience without judgment. In giving yourself this time and space to heal, you give yourself, and your baby, the gift of finding relief and feeling better.
Call for an appointment if you feel:
- Disconnected from your baby
Please also go to: http://www.postpartum.net/ for additional resources and support.