COMMON CHALLENGES THAT I ADDRESS IN MY PRACTICE
Everyone said that motherhood would be the most wonderful time. I feel like something is off, why don't I feel wonderful? Why do I feel sad or scared about this new baby? Why do I feel all alone? How come I'm having a hard time conceiving when everyone makes it look so easy? How come I lost my baby and all my friends and family around me got to have their babies? All these experiences can feel so isolating and you are looking for support in coping with the heaviness of it all.
The common challenges I address in my practice include:
Perinatal (pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum) anxiety, depression, and mood disorders
Intrusive or scary thoughts, which are common to ALL parents
Relationship changes and challenges
Rebuilding intimacy and sex after birth
Identity and role transitions, or not feeling like yourself anymore, “missing my old life”, managing changes in our internal family systems
The impact of gender stereotypes on parenting and navigating challenges in the perinatal period
Fertility challenges and reproductive trauma
Pregnancy release, loss and stillbirth
Grief and loss
Managing the stress of a “new life” and changes in family systems; including working on boundaries and communication (Please see below for my Post-Birth Planning and Education session)
Returning to work after being on maternity or parental leave
POST-BIRTH EDUCATION & PLANNING SESSION
A lot of people make a Birth Plan however most people don’t create a Post-Birth plan or even really know what the Postpartum period looks or feels like. In this 2-hour session I will provide education and answer any questions you have about the postpartum period. Topics covered will include mental, emotional, and physical health.
We will also collaborate on your Post-Birth plan so that you can cope as best as you can with the big changes you are about to face. Some areas we will cover include asking for help, foundations of health (sleep, food, etc) and support just to name a few. And remember, this session is not just for first time parents!
The 2 hour session fee is $150. Please contact me today to sign up for this important session.
Wishing you a healthy and happy Postpartum experience!