About Postpartum Depression (PPD)
You’re taking care of baby, but who’s taking care of you?
Being a new mom can be exciting, as well as overwhelming and frustrating. Motherhood can be very different from how you expected it would be. Many moms find the adjustment can lead to intense anxiety and feelings of self-doubt. According Postpartum Support International (PSI), 1 in 7 new moms suffers from postpartum depression. Knowing when to get help is important to you, your baby, and your family.
Signs of Postpartum Depression
Feeling overwhelmed and wondering if you should have become a mother in the first place?
Feeling like you can never get it right?
Not feeling “bonded” with your baby or feeling like your baby doesn't like you?
Having racing thoughts and you can’t quiet your mind?
Feeling empty and numb as if you’re just going through the motions?
Lacking focus and concentration?
Afraid that if you reach out for help, others will judge your parenting?
Having thoughts of running away or leaving your baby behind?
Constantly in a state of worry?
Unsure of who you are and missing your former self?
Knowing When to Get Help for PPD
If you said yes to one or more of the questions above, reach out today for a free consultation.
You are not alone.
You are not to blame.
With help, you will be well.
~ Postpartum Support International
Partners and Family
Has your partner been diagnosed with Postpartum Depression or do you suspect they might be suffering from it? Are you worried and unsure how to help them? Are you starting to wonder if you’re depressed too?
According Postpartum Support International, 1 in 10 partners suffer from depression at the same time as the mother of the baby. And no wonder! Your sleep schedule is disrupted. Your life is absorbed by the baby. Your house has been taken over by visitors. Your partner is more focused on the baby than you and she seems to be falling apart. You are worried about money. Everything feels different. You can’t seem to get your feet back on the ground. And no one else seems concerned about your needs right now.
This new life can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Reach out today to find out how to cope with your new life and start thriving instead of surviving.