The journey to parenthood is unlike anything you may have ever experienced. While the little lives that are a part of your family are nothing short of miraculous, parenthood may also leave you in a place of confusion when you realize you’re not feeling the way you expected to during pregnancy or after birth.
For some, infertility and loss is a part of the path to parenthood that you did not anticipate. Grief, loss, and anxiety are regular visitors as you hope and wait. For others, pregnancy is not expected and brings with it fear, excitement, and confusion all at once.
Or maybe you have been able to conceive and give birth to a baby but experience secondary infertility. Secondary infertility can leave women and families in a state of confusion, anxiety, and mixed emotions around how they will continue to build their family amist caring for older children.
After the birth of a child, many parents find the Fourth Trimester much harder to manage than they expected. In addition to experiencing extreme sleep deprivation and the hormonal and physical changes that result from pregnancy, they are also feeling irritable, anxious, scared of their thoughts, sad, lonely, and unsure what to do next. Your relationship with your partner may feel unsupportive and unsafe as you navigate this new path as a couple. You may hear messages like “it’s not that bad” or “its just the baby blues,” but for many, those feelings are much more intense.
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and adjustment are very real, common, and treatable with the right support. Working with a therapist trained in perinatal mental health can be an important part of supporting this season of your life.
We support women, men, and families struggling with:
- Peripartum Depression and Anxiety
- Infertility and Secondary Infertility
- Miscarriage and Stillbirth
- Posttraumatic Stress due to Birth Trauma or High Risk Pregnancy
- Postpartum Depression
- Postpartum Anxiety/OCD
- Postpartum Adjustment
- Postpartum Partner Relationship Adjustment
- Traumatic birth experiences
Wherever you are in the pursuit of parenthood, our team is here to support you. It is possible to hold anticipation, fear, joy, and pain at the same time. It is possible to find relief from the peripartum or postpartum symptoms you may be experiencing. You were made to thrive in this journey you are on. We are here to help.
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