For new moms, it can be upsetting and even frightening to have thoughts and feelings about motherhood that aren't in line with what you imagined you would be thinking and feeling when you became a mom.
For some women, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving and enlightening. It helps to have a safe space to talk about the thoughts and feelings you are having - whatever they may be.
Therapists who have extensive education and training in post-partum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.
Common postpartum experiences include:
- Feeling overwhelmed and wondering if you should have become a mother in the first place
- Feeling guilty due to high self-expectations
- Not feeling “bonded” with the baby
- Wondering if the baby would be better off without you
- Racing thoughts and an inability to quiet your mind
- Feeling empty and numb, as if you’re just going through the motions
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Being afraid that if you reach out for help, others will judge you
- Thoughts of running away or leaving your baby behind
- 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. You don't have to do this alone. We are social mammals - we were not meant to raise our young in isolation. Request a FREE 20-minute consultation today to see how we can help.