For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right".
For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet, and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving, and enlightening.
Therapists who have extensive education and training in postpartum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.
Common postpartum symptoms include:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling guilty due to high self-expectations
- Not feeling “bonded” with the baby
- Racing thoughts
- Feeling empty and numb
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Thoughts of running away
- Being constantly in a state of worry
If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, we invite you to contact us today for a free consultation. Together, we’ll find the underlying issues that make you feel disconnected from your baby and create a strategy for moving forward. Contact us today to see how we can help.