Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression, Anxiety & other Mood Disorders

Did you know...

1 in 7 moms and 1 in 10 dads suffer from postpartum depression? 

Some people experience anxiety, sleep deprivation, scary thoughts, rage, OCD, or bipolar in the perinatal period?

All these symptoms can start during pregnancy? 

That it is not your fault? And with help, you can get better.

Postpartum Support International
 is a great resource to learn more about
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

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Do you feel fine some days/minutes, but then horrible at other times. Two things can be true..

I am soooo exhausted

&
I can't fall asleep

Breastfeeding is amazing

&

I really wish someone else could feed my baby

I love being pregnant

&

I am terrified to be a mom

I am so in love with my baby
&
I miss my old life

My days are overwhelmingly busy

&

I feel bored and lonely

All I want is some time away from my baby

&

I feel so guilty and sad when I'm not there

I "should" be sleep training

&
I really don't want to

I am want to do this by myself

&

I desperately wish I had more support

I love being a stay-at-home mom &

I am so jealous of my partner because they get to go to work

In therapy, you will have the space to process all of these overwhelming feelings without fear of judgment.  And with your therapist, you can explore ways to take care of yourself so that you can feel good and be the parent you want to be.