You've welcomed your beautiful new baby to the world and have now brought him home. Having a new baby can be an exciting and joyous event and a time of emotional upheaval. Even under the best circumstances. Whether it’s a woman’s first glimpse into motherhood or her fourth, postpartum mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are common & treatable. However, for some women, anxiety can start to build gradually and interfere with her ability to enjoy and take care of her new baby.Many healthcare providers, are not mindful to assess mom's mental status. Many new mother's don’t know that it’s possible to have an anxiety disorder and depression at the same time. The postpartum hormones & feelings of anxiety and/or depression, can leave many new parents, moms especially, feeling overwhelmed. Some moms might feel that compared to the first few weeks of life with a newborn, childbirth was the easy part. Between the endless feedings, sleepless nights and other responsibilities, many women feel really, really tired and overwhelmed after birth. You may find it hard to balance taking care of a new baby, yourself, your family and your home. Take comfort in knowing you're not alone. These feelings are normal. You can take steps to help you feel like your self again. I can help you,in therapy to find your "Normal" Again that you can get through this transition period always remembering that you did your best.
What About MOMMY?
This group is designed for pregnant and parenting woman . This support group provides a safe forum for you to begin to talk about some of the dramatic changes you are experiencing as you make this transition from womanhood to motherhood. Discussion topics include:
Motherhood and your changing identity
Postpartum Mood Disorders
Differentiate between Postpartum Blues and Depression
Intimacy issues with partner/Spouse
Normal and not-so-normal mood changes, during the first year postpartum
Mobilizing resources for support
The necessity of self-care
The developing attachment relationship between you and your baby.
Coping with Grief in Perinatal Loss Group Pregnancy is a time of great excitement and changes. There is so much to look forward to when anticipating a new life. For this reason the loss of a pregnancy is often heartbreaking, especially for the infant’s parents. In this group I hope to provide important information to help you understand perinatal loss, as well as helpful sources to lead you towards healing during this most difficult time.