Online therapy for postpartum depression counseling
You know you “should” feel overjoyed that you have a new baby. But that reality is that you’re missing your old life, you’d give anything to sleep for more than 2 hours straight, and you’re starting to wonder if you’ve got the “baby blues.” Or is it something else?
1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 partners to postpartum women will suffer from a perinatal mood disorder during or after a pregnancy, commonly referred to postpartum depression. If you’ve previously struggled with any mental health issue, the odds are greater. One of the “best” things about a perinatal mental health issue is that they are, with appropriate attention, extremely curable. Also, contrary to popular belief, the perinatal period includes pregnancy and the first year after the birth of a child. That’s a long time!
If you’re struggling, you don’t have to stay where you are. Postpartum depression counseling by a trained professional can help. I am trained in perinatal mental health issues by Postpartum Support International, and I’m a survivor of perinatal depression. You’re not alone. Postpartum depression counseling can help you identify what is happening within your brain and body and can empower you to take action steps to help you AND your child.