New & Expecting Moms
You have not showered in days, there is spit up all over your shirt, and you are not sure when you last ate a real meal. You spend a lot of your day worrying if you are doing things right; Is the baby eating enough, are they safe while they’re sleeping, are they hitting their milestones and the list goes on. You can’t seem to get rid of that voice inside of your head telling you that you are not good enough. The days blend into one and although you love your child more than words can say, you can’t help but feel trapped in a cycle of worry and sadness. You look in the mirror and wonder, ‘Who am I?”.
Your Mental Health Matters
If you are feeling stuck in a cycle of guilt, negativity, sadness, and worry know there is another way. It is possible for you to feel joy in motherhood and embrace your new role with confidence. You can be the mom you have always wanted to be; a mom who is confident, self-aware, and able to care for her family while also caring for herself. If your expectations of how motherhood would be do not match your current reality, reach out for support. There is a lot going on for women in pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Although it is very common to feel the "baby blues" after delivery, if you have been feeling anxious, sad, irritable, and overwhelmed for more than a few weeks it is possible something more is going on.
Setting yourself up with mental health support from pregnancy into postpartum can have a positive impact on your overall health, as well as that of your baby. Research has shown that stress has a negative impact on the health of expecting moms and their babies. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders can increase your risk of pre-term labour, impact your ability to bond with your baby, and delay the cognitive and emotional development of your baby. Early intervention can support you in having a healthy pregnancy and beyond. It is never too late to reach out for support.
Common Benefits of Counselling:
Increase confidence and self-awareness
Develop coping strategies for stress, anxiety, depression, burnout & more
Learn how to manage conflict and set healthy boundaries in your relationships
Regulate your emotions
Lower your feelings of isolation and find ways to connect with support in your community
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In-Office Session *Kitchener, ON
Common Concerns of New & Expecting Moms:
Adjusting to change
Creating birth & postpartum plans of care
Postpartum depression & anxiety
Processing your breastfeeding experience
Loss of identity
Body image & self-esteem
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