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 postpartum depression can be comforting, relieving and enlightening.
Common postpartum symptoms 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
- 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 your inabilities
- Thoughts of running away or leaving your baby behind
- Feeling constantly angry or irritable
- Trouble sleeping at night
If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, I invite you to contact me today. Together, we’ll find the underlying struggles that make you feel disconnected from your baby and create a strategy for moving forward.