Coping With The Stress of Motherhood
You never thought having a baby would be easy . . .
But you didn't expect it to be quite this hard. Your life has been turned upside down by this teeny-tiny person.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and frustrated doesn't mean you're a bad mother. It means you're human.
You certainly can't get as much sleep as you'd like right now. You may not even get to shower every day!
You're getting advice from everyone about which diapers to use, the ideal nap schedule (yeah, right!), and what to do about colic, but you may just need to feel heard.
As many as 1 in 5 women suffer from postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, and symptoms can occur at any point during pregnancy or the first year after childbirth (the term perinatal is often used to refer to this time period). You are not alone, and you can feel better.
Remember that virtual counseling sessions are available if you aren't ready or physically able to get out of the house right now.