I work with women in all life stages with a focus on the pregnancy and postpartum period. The postpartum period is defined as 6 weeks after birth but anxiety and depressive symptoms can develop before or after that time period.
Here are some possible symptoms: Constant worry, Feeling that something bad is going to happen, Feeling anxious or panicky, Upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind, Racing thoughts, Inability to sit still, Feelings of anger or irritability, Lack of interest in the baby, Appetite and sleep disturbance, Crying and sadness, Feelings of guilt, shame and hopelessness, Possible thoughts of harming yourself or your baby. You are not to blame and there is help available. Postpartum.net is a website with information and resources.
Becoming a parent for the first time or having more than one child can be challenging. Adjusting to your new normal can extend beyond the postpartum time period. Having support during this time is important. I integrate researched based skills as a Gottman Bringing Baby Home certified educator with cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques to help manage the transition to parenthood.
I help you navigate through life transitions using skills and strategies learned in post graduate work, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques. A therapeutic setting can help you achieve awareness and more balance in your life.