Maternal Mental Health

How to Thrive Postpartum - A Complete Guide

A 6-week course for moms, by moms who are experts in the field. This self-paced

course will help prepare you for motherhood and all things after baby! 

You will learn...

To find your inner mother

What to expect postpartum

How to care for your postpartum body and nourish yourself

How to care for your postpartum mind (and receive a coaching call with me!)

Breastfeeding basics

Maternal meditations... and more!!

https://www.howtothrivepostpartum.com/af/74554017/1010525

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​Having a baby is supposed to be - or so we've been told - one of the happiest and fulfilling times of our lives. However, many new and expecting mothers (and fathers!) struggle silently - doubting themselves, unhappy, and ashamed of their experience. During a time that is often characterized as  "the most special," a large majority of women are overwhelmed due to hormonal changes, sleep deprivation, and relational stress with their partner. For some new moms, the struggle may be adjusting to a new role and identity, figuring out how to balance the demands of work and family, and when to fit in essential "me-time." 

     

Some women are down or anxious during pregnancy. Lack of sleep and worry drain their energy and hopefulness even before the baby comes. Fear that something will happen to the baby, or anxiety about labor and delivery can set a new mom up to struggle after baby comes, too.

Telling the difference between postpartum depression and general overwhelm and new-baby-related anxieties can be difficult. Many new moms experience the baby blues - a mild, brief bout of depression - for a few days or weeks after giving birth. Some new mothers experience a more severe, long-lasting form of depression known as postpartum depression. Up to 20% of pregnant and new moms will experience some form of anxiety or mood disorder such as depression.


You are not alone. You are not to blame. And with help, you will get better.

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety symptoms:

  • Sadness or depression
  • Anxiety or panic
  • Difficulty bonding with your baby
  • Irritability or anger with those around you
  • Frustration or resentment towards your partner that does not go away
  • Feeling alone and isolated without the desire to be around others
  • Problems with eating or sleeping
  • Upsetting thoughts you can't get out of your mind
  • Feeling as if you are "out of control"
  • Feeling you never should have become a mother
  • Worry you might hurt your baby or yourself


If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, you may have postpartum depression or anxiety beyond what is common stress and adjustment for a new mom. The good news is that treatment can contribute to the well being of the mother, baby and the entire family. Whether you are dealing with general feelings related to new mom adjustment or more serious and ongoing feelings of overwhelm and anxiety, being a mom can be exhausting and warrants support and understanding. You deserve to be heard and, most importantly, to have time for you!