Therapy for New Mothers
It can be upsetting and frightening for new moms to have feelings about motherhood that do not seem “right.”
A morning run, a healthy diet for some women, and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist specializing in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving, and enlightening.
Therapists who have extensive education and training in postpartum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.
New Mothers Postpartum Symptoms
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
Your thoughts are racing, and you can’t quiet your mind
Feeling empty and numb as if you’re 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
Being constantly in a state of worry
If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, I invite you to contact me 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.
If You Are Experiencing a Crisis or Suicidal Thoughts
If You Have Thoughts of Harming Yourself or Your Baby
· Immediately call 911 or the local
hospital emergency room
· Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
· (1-800-273-8255) 24 hours a day, 7
days a week
· Chat at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat.
· Contact the Crisis Text Line 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week
· Text HELLO to 741741.
· Seek help from your primary care physician
· Call a mental health professional
· Reach out to your partner, close friend, or family.
· Contact a spiritual leader in your faith community.