Helping moms and families adjust to parenthood
Everyone talks about the joys of bringing a new baby into the family. You are often met with congratulations and belly touches. People are excited and tell you, “You are glowing!” But, you don’t see the glow and can’t figure out why you aren’t as excited. Maybe getting out of bed has become difficult, you feel tired all the time, or your anxiety is triggered easily. Maybe you are irritable with your friends and family. Maybe you snap at your spouse even though you know they are just trying to help. Then after the baby comes you are sent home from the hospital with this little life for which you are suddenly totally responsible for. You are overwhelmed, scared, and sad. Everyone tells you to enjoy this time because it goes fast but you just can’t seem to.
The truth is pregnancy and postpartum can be hard. You have new hormones, your body is changing, and you are entering a new phase of life. Not to mention you are growing a whole new human! Whether you are a 1st or 3rd time mom, you probably have a lot of questions about what the future may hold. You might be feeling:
· Not yourself
· Irritable with family and friends
· Obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms
This time can be difficult for dads too. Did you know, dads can experience postpartum depression as well?! They are seeing their partner experience pregnancy and birth which can leave them feeling helpless. They are entering this new phase of life as well, learning the rhythm of the baby, and addressing their own fear of becoming a parent. As joyous as bringing a baby into the family can be, it can also be a great stressor. That’s why WellNest is here to support families through this transition. Through therapy, we tailor our approach to each family’s needs. We will walk alongside you as you navigate this exciting and frightening time.
Perinatal therapy refers to therapy services received while pregnant or after birth. Parents may seek out services for any number of stressors related to bringing a new baby into your family. We use a variety of approaches depending on the individual's need. Some therapeutic interventions include eye movement reprocessing and desensitization (EMDR), talk therapy, meditation, and mindfulness. During your session we offer a warm and welcoming environment in order to create a safe space for you to work through some of your deepest fears and concerns. This is, after all, one of the most vulnerable times of your life. We respect your beliefs and wishes, while offering best practices and research based technique to bringing wellness back to your nest.
While we don't have all the answers about what the future may hold for you, WellNest can help ease the transition into parenthood. It is so important to take care of yourself so you can take care of that sweet baby! Let us help take care of you. We specialize in helping moms who are experiencing anxiety or depression. Whether you are postpartum or prenatal, don't wait! Let's get started today.