Are you a new mother having trouble adjusting to this new season of life? Do you feel depressed, anxious, have intrusive or obsessive thoughts? Are you constantly worrying or fearful for your baby?
Are you pregnant and just want a space to process your emotions and all the changes unfolding? Do you and your partner want support preparing for baby? Are you having difficulty with your infant or toddler? Are you feeling overwhelmed or exhausted with the demands of parenting?
Please know, you are NOT alone. I know how difficult it can be to reach out for assistance.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD's) and Postpartum Stress often go unrecognized and untreated. Many parents often do not know that they are struggling with a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder and just assume this is "the new normal." Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum OCD, Postpartum Bipolar, Postpartum PTSD and Postpartum Psychosis are very real and are very treatable.
Did you know that dads, partners, and adoptive parents can also experience a Perinatal/Postpartum Mood or Anxiety Disorder?
By reaching out for help, you are taking the first step in investing and caring for yourself and strengthening your relationship with your little one and family unit.
Some reasons new or seasoned parents, may reach out for assistance may include:
Maybe your birth did not go according to plan or resulted in an emergency delivery or traumatic experience, maybe you were not the first to hold your baby, maybe your baby was in the NICU, maybe PTSD symptoms were retriggered during your routine appointments or birthing experience, maybe you or your baby became ill during delivery, maybe there was a change in the adoption plans, you may have experienced pregnancy or child loss... In whatever way you are experiencing this grief, loss, or trauma, it is VALID and it is uniquely yours.
It is OK to ask for help! It is a step in the right direction and a testament to your love and investment in yourself and your family!
Give me a call today at 407-800-3881 to see how I can help!