Being a new mom or adding another child can be a huge shock to your internal system and you can feel extremely exposed with nothing to cover you up. Somedays you feel like you’re in survival mode and you count down the hours until you can get those precious few hours of sleep in between attending to a baby and/or kids.
We’ve all been at a place as Mothers where the only thing we can do is cry. You’re exhausted emotionally, physically, and mentally. All you want to do is take a hot shower and feel like yourself again, but then you hear your sweet baby crying so you attend to their needs while yours become second or actually probably third if you have others you take care of.
Having a support system is one of the most important things in being a new mother, but how do you find that? Where do you find the time?
Becoming a new mom always changes more about our lives than we expect and counseling is an important means to ensure you receive the support and guidance you need through this intense time.
Statistics show that 21.9% of women experience depression in the year after childbirth. One in seven new parents experience postnatal anxiety.
Then there are the usual stressors and strains of caring for a new child whose behaviors and requirements need to be learnt.
When a woman becomes a mom, a rush of changes occur. These changes include those that directly affect her biology, such as hormonal shifts and a lack of sleep, as well as more social or personal changes, such as relationship shifts and the added pressure of familial, cultural, and societal expectations & commentary.
So whether you’re a new mom for the first time, or already have another child or children, each pregnancy, each birthing, and each baby is different. Counseling can help you cope with the strains that cause your feelings of overwhelm, as well as enhance this wonderful time of life for you.
So if these sound like you…
– I want to feel more fully connected to my child
– I want to increase the chances that new parenthood will bring me and my partner closer
– I think I need to do everything perfectly, but I’m failing
– I wish to thrive in motherhood, but I don’t know if I am
– I would like support and understanding
…Then “new mom” counseling could be for you.
Therapy can help you feel valued, calm, capable, and connected as you begin or continue your motherhood journey. Therapy can help with a wide variety of new parenthood issues, from smaller issues and feelings, to dealing with the major challenges or transitions that you or a partner could be experiencing.
In our non-judgmental, supportive practice we will discuss your wants and needs openly and respectfully. Our evidence-based techniques, therapies, and experience will help pave the way for an enjoyable beginning to your journey through parenthood. If you’re looking for an understanding ear to help you through this time, please contact me today for an appointment.