Being a new mom is a lot harder than it looks.
If you are finding new motherhood to be a tough adjustment, you are not alone.
1 in 7 moms experience postpartum mood disorders
80% of moms experience the baby blues during the first weeks after the baby is born
And 1 in 10 dads experience postpartum mood disorders
Becoming a mother is one of the biggest adjustments a woman will ever make. We are told that having a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in our lives. But sometimes it isn’t.
You may feel like you should be the smiley, blissfully happy and fulfilled mom that you see on T.V. But the truth is you are exhausted, and on an emotional roller coaster. Do you wonder if you have made a huge mistake, and should have never had a baby? You may be concerned that you don’t feel the close bond with the baby that you thought would come naturally.
All moms want to feel confident about their mothering abilities and want to be adjusting easily to this new role. But you may be feeling sadder and more anxious as time goes on. There comes a time when you are finally ready to reach out and get some help. I hope that time is now. There is no reason to let these feelings drag on.
I want motherhood to feel less like a chore, and a lot more joyful for you. For every mother there is a different way to get there. I am here to walk beside you through this challenging time. I will be here to listen to what particular issues you are struggling with. We can build a team of people to support you including family, friends, your gynecologist, lactation consultants or any other community resource that can help you.
I want to provide you a calm and compassionate place where you can feel safe expressing all of the feelings you have been having. We will be sure to notice what is going well, because noticing the good things can be very reassuring. And we will do a lot of problem-solving to address the particular issues you are struggling with. As a mother who is further down this mothering road than you, I will be your coach, cheerleader, and a provider of hope.
You do not have to go through this alone any more. And you don’t have to figure this out by yourself. Reach out to me, so we can get you started on a more joyful and peaceful path of motherhood.