For expecting or new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.” Even seasoned mothers can struggle. And for some moms, they “haven’t felt right since having kids”.
For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist or caring physician who specializes in dealing with motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving and enlightening.
Physicians and therapists who have extensive education and training in peri-partum and post-partum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating peripartum symptoms.
Common postpartum symptoms include:
- 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 just 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
For some, these symptoms can creep up while pregnant and last for many years if not treated. If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, we invite you to contact us today. Together, we’ll find the underlying issues that make you feel disconnected from your baby or children and create a strategy for moving forward.
Contact us today to see how we can help.