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 if I’m depressed or anxious, isn’t this normal?
It can be difficult to know for sure if what you’re feeling is normal or needing additional support.
I wish I had reached out for support sooner.
I’m not sure I started out having depression as much as I was really struggling with the transition. I thought I would be elated after having my baby and instead I was overwhelmed and missing my old life. I was also embarrassed to feel this way about motherhood (and hoping it would get better on its’ own) that prevented me from reaching out sooner.
If you resonate with this, you could probably use some support.
You might just need a few sessions to validate what you’re going through and gain some valuable solutions from someone who’s been where you’re at.
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.