You may have read the blogs & books, talked to other mothers, or simply felt that you could mentally take on what a new baby brings because this isn’t your first time. Only to come home and realize that you’re experiencing a tougher time than you thought.
You’re tired. You want to go somewhere to cry, scream, sleep, or all the above. You know you need help, but you aren’t sure who, what, when, where, or how to get it.
This is when it’s time to gain to reach out for the support of a compassionate expert to guide you through the early days of being a mom? Through our sessions, You will be able to connect with yourself, your partner, AND be more present with your child.
When a woman becomes a mom, a rush of changes occur. These changes include those that directly affect her biology (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.
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 postpartum anxiety or another mood disorder.
Working with a professional can teach you coping skills to handle the usual stressors and strains of caring for a new child.
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.
Can you relate to any of the following?…
– I want to feel more fully connected to my child
– I want to increase the chances that being a new mom will bring me and my partner closer
– I think I need to do everything perfectly, but I’m failing
– I want to thrive in motherhood, but I don’t know if I am
– I would like support and understanding from a counselor who has specific training in treating new moms
…Then “new mom” counseling could be for you.
Therapy can help you feel valued, calm, capable, and connected as you begin or continue your journey. Therapy can also 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.
We will discuss your wants and needs openly and respectfully. At Sweetgrass Counseling, evidence-based techniques, therapies, and experiences are used to help pave the way for an enjoyable beginning to your journey through parenthood. When you’re ready to get started, Amy will be here to help you through.