More than just the baby blues…
Research shows that 1 in 7 moms and 1 in 10 dads suffer from postpartum depression.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders can look like:
- Feeling sad or depressed
- Feeling more irritable or angry with those around you
- Having difficulty bonding with your baby
- Feeling anxious or panicky
- Difficulties with eating or sleeping
- Having upsetting and intrusive thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind
- Feeling as if you are “out of control” or “going crazy”
- Questioning your ability to be a good parent
- Worried that you might hurt your baby or yourself
Any of these symptoms, and many more, could indicate that you have a form of perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, such as postpartum depression. While many parents experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Therapy can help prevent these symptoms from getting worse and can help you fully recover. My goal is to help mothers and their loved ones feel better quickly. Each parent's vision for their family is respected, and wishes regarding breastfeeding, sleeping arrangements, taking medication, and other treatment options are honored. Babies are always welcome to the therapy appointment.