Frequently Asked Questions
What is Postpartum Adjustment?
Postpartum adjustment is basically the adjustment and transition to becoming a mother and caring for an infant. This transition can vary from having no issues at all, having a few days of sadness (Baby Blues) to having several months of anxiety and/or depression and in extreme cases experiencing psychosis.
How do I know I’m depressed or anxious, isn’t this normal?
Everyone is different and in most cases postpartum anxiety or depression is blindsiding. You had a baby to add to your life, not take away. If you resonate with this, you could probably use some support.
Take a look at my 9 question postpartum self-assessment
DO I NEED MEDICATION?
This is something we can discuss. Medication is an option and can be discussed with your physician, but if this option does not feel right to you, there are alternatives.
How many sessions will I need?
In general postpartum coaching and therapy tends to be shorter term, helping you transition into motherhood. You may just need a few sessions to gain validation, support, and solutions or you may find value in working over several months to restore yourself and gain valuable personal growth. I offer individual in person sessions, as well as phone and video call sessions.