• Postpartum Depression

    Postpartum Depression

    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.