Postpartum Depression Support with our Experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor
One of life’s biggest transitions is bringing a new baby into the family. This transition can be challenging both physically and emotionally. We assume we will be filled with constant joy, and it can be scary when we don’t. Feelings that have been historically called the “baby blues” or postpartum depression can start during pregnancy and at any time up to a year after the birth of a child.
Depression is a mental illness that impacts our mood and how we feel. Moods impact the way we think about ourselves, relate to others and how we behave. As a new parent, you may struggle with thoughts that you’re a bad parent, or have scary thoughts about harming yourself of your baby. Symptoms of postpartum are very common, but without the right supports, symptoms of depression can last much longer.
Symptoms of postpartum depression can be managed by seeing a counsellor and practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which aims to bring awareness to how our thoughts, moods and behaviours are connected. For help through this transitional time, book an appointment with our experienced therapist. Let us help guide your through this transitional time and help you feel like yourself again.