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Research has shown up to 80% of new moms experience symptoms of the "baby blues." These symptoms may include irritability, moodiness, restlessness or exhaustion. It is also possible to feel anxious about being a good mom or guilt over wishing things weren't so overwhelming right now.
Counseling can relieve these symptoms and increase your confidence during this life transition. I provide a safe and nurturing environment in the convenience of your own home for new moms to explore their feelings and discover ways to succeed in their new role.
One of the biggest advantages of home-based therapy is you do not need to find child care for your new baby. During your therapy session your baby can be napping, feeding or anything else he/she requires. Please contact me to inquire about individual counseling or to participate in any of my small mommy-and-me groups.
While many people believe pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time in a woman's life, it can also be scary and confusing. About 13% of pregnant women suffer from depression during their pregnancy. It is imperative to get help if depressive symptoms such as sadness, hopelessness, or restlessness occurs during your pregnancy. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is a useful tool to determine depression during and after pregnancy. The scale can be found here: www.fresno.ucsf.edu/pediatrics/downloads/edinburghscale.pdf
According to research, couples, ages 29-33, with normal functioning reproductive systems only have a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. After 6 months of trying to conceive, 40% of couples are unsuccessful. After 1 year of trying to conceive and not being able to, you can be diagnosed with infertility. Approximately, 1 in 8 couples suffer from these difficulties. In fact, 7.4 million or almost 12% of women have received a diagnosis of infertility. This can cause anxiety and depression, but you are not alone. Talk therapy can most certainly help a woman come to terms with her situation and encourage her to take the steps needed to help conceive a baby.