We are often taught that having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. While ignoring the fact that this life stage is riddled with stress and anxiety.
Although many women experience the "baby blues", approximately 1 out of 7 women are affected by Postpartum Depression, a statistic that doesn't even account for the women who also experience postpartum onset of Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and other syndromes. The rate of mood disorders during the child bearing years is extremely high and it not only impacts you, but your loved ones well.
If you have come here today because you are suffering, I want you to know that the disruptions that you are experiencing are treatable and you will feel like yourself again.
I founded Alliance Therapy Practice to ultimately help women create their village and reaching out for help is the first step in that process. With specialized training in Maternal Mental Health, I help women who are thinking about getting pregnant, women who are pregnant and those in the postpartum phase recover from mood disorders and cope with the difficult transitions often associated with this major life stage. Our work will entail assessing risk factors, identifying symptoms and developing a plan for coping.
A good place to start is reviewing this questionnaire to facilitate a discussion about some of the symptoms you may be experiencing.
Then, let's get to work today to find how you can begin to experience all the joys that this unique time in your life has to offer.