Whether you’re a new mom for the first, second or third time, having a baby brings about a whirwind of emotions. You’re so overwhelmed, and may find yourself thinking, “Can I really do this?”
The period of time after birth is very stressful for moms and it’s common to experience changes in your mood as your hormones readjust. For some, it means a constant state of worry, where others might find themselves hopeless and sad. You’ve heard of the “Baby Blues”, but how do you know when it’s more than that? You have looked forward to this for so long and thought it would be easier. You may be feeling guilty for wanting time to yourself and just need someone to tell you that it will be ok.
You Are Not Alone
It’s easy to feel like you’re alone and that no one understands what you’re going through. Many women feel like this during pregnancy and after giving birth. It’s estimated that 1 in 7 women will experience symptoms of postpartum depression.
What To Look For
It’s often hard to recognize the symptoms of postpartum anxiety and depression. Women are often overwhelmed and tired and may feel ashamed or embarrassed. For family and friends, trying to determine if behaviors are just adjusting to motherhood or are symptoms of something else can be difficult.
If you’re concerned about what you are feeling, and find that you’re not adjusting well at home, it may be time to seek help. Whether you’re feeling on edge, find that you can’t stop crying or having trouble connecting with your baby, counseling can help. I’ll work with you to help you understand what you are going through, explore ways to manage your emotions in a healthy manner and provide support to you during this challenging time.
Symptoms of Postpartum
880 Lawrence Rd.
Kemah, TX 77565
Also serving the communities of Clear Lake Shores, League City, Seabrook, Dickinson, El Lago & Webster, TX.