One out of every ten to thirteen new mothers experience some sort of depression after childbirth. Bringing home a new baby is full of excitement and joy. It is also a time of transition and can be chaotic. A new mother has an overwhelming transformation to adjust to, including physical, hormonal, and emotional changes. Although feelings of sadness, exhaustion, apprehension, and anxiety are considered normal during the postpartum period, when these feelings linger or worsen, the new mother may very well be experiencing postpartum depression.
You are not alone.
You are not to blame.
With help, you will recover!
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through this challenging time, it is important to know that you can recover with the right treatment and support. You will feel like yourself again, it will just take a little time, and you will be able to enjoy your baby and family.
Please call or email me for an individual therapy and/or medication management consult.