The journey to becoming a mother isn't always linear. Whether it's trouble with fertility, grief and loss of a pregnancy or infant, distress during a pregnancy and/or postpartum, or difficulty adjusting to parenthood ... it's not something we are meant to go through alone. I am here to help.
I specialize in supporting women (and their partners/families) through the following:
Pre-conception (decision to start or expand a family)
Pregnancy and infant loss
Anxiety or depression during pregnancy
Anxiety or depression postpartum
Difficulties around the transition to parenthood and "new identity"
General parenting stress
Raising a child with "extra needs"
Supporting women during pregnancy and motherhood is one of my passions. I have completed multiple post-graduate trainings by Postpartum Support International (PSI), have facilitated new mom support groups, and have both personal and professional experience treating pregnancy and postpartum mental health challenges.
The transition of becoming a new parent includes a healthy dose of readjustment and emotional ups and downs. You may wonder if the way you are feeling is your "new normal" or a sign of something more serious and long-lasting. This fun little graphic can help to distinguish if what you are experiencing is part of typical adjustment to parenthood, "baby blues" (a temporary set of symptoms that typically relinquish within 2-4 weeks after delivery), or a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder that will respond best to treatment.
Whether or not you meet criteria for a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, if you are not feeling like yourself and it’s been more than 2-4 weeks after you’ve had a baby, it’s worth it to make an appointment and just talk about what you’re going through.