Perinatal and Postpartum Support
Navigating pregnancy, infertility, infant loss, and postpartum life can feel isolating. These unique challenges only faced by women can create changes in physical, mental, and emotional health. Due to the demands we as women face during and after pregnancy, symptoms of anxiety and depression are common during these transition periods.
For a healthier pregnancy and postpartum journey, having support to help you cope with these unique challenges and symptoms can create a lasting positive impact on your and your child(ren). I have helped many women learn how to cope with these stressors, increase their overall health and happiness, improve relationships, and manage their symptoms without further interventions.
Symptoms to Look Out For
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or recently post-partum, you may be wondering if it’s “normal” to feel how you’re feeling during this time. In reality, more women struggle with anxiety and depression during and after pregnancy than are reported. Symptoms that indicate you could benefit from support during this time often look like:
- Increased nervousness, feeling anxious, and/or being unable to control thoughts of worry.
- Difficulty concentrating and/or completing tasks
- Changes in sleeping habits, including lack of sleep and/or sleeping more than usual.
- An increase or decrease in appetite.
- A noticeable change in mood.
- Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless.
- Easily and/or more tearful (crying) than usual.
- Trouble managing and coping with the transition, causing difficulty engaging in day-to-day tasks.
- Fear of “something awful” happening.
- Difficulty asking for help.
- Lack of people in your life you feel you can talk to.
- Negative thoughts/feelings about pregnancy.
- Current or previous loss of child during or after pregnancy.
- Feeling a lack of time to do things for yourself.
- Difficulty feeling able to connect with infant.
- Feeling guilt in any way.
Emphasis on helping women take better care of themselves
This is done by talking, I treat each person as just that, an individual person. We work to get your mental health to a solid place where you can focus on you