Are You Overwhelmed With the Decision to Become a Mom and the Steps It May Take to Get There?
Are you considering starting a family and are wondering about how having a child will impact your career, your finances, and your life? Perhaps you know you want children, but fertility issues have left you unsure of what path to take. Losses associated with pregnancy, such as miscarriages or stillbirths, are devastating. The experience of anticipated joy turning to grief is overwhelming, and you may wonder how to cope, and if you will ever be happy again.
Are You Having Difficulty Coping With Motherhood?
If you’ve recently had a baby, it is common to feel overwhelmed by hormonal changes and the time and energy that new motherhood demands. You may feel that you are floundering in a sea of decisions regarding feeding, sleeping and so many other new challenges, as you wonder what to do with this new little life.
You know in your heart what is right for you and your child, but are hesitant to trust yourself, especially if others are telling you what to do. Doubt, uncertainty and anxiety is overwhelming, and you wish you knew how to trust yourself.
You Can Learn to Trust Yourself and Your Decisions.
If you are struggling to adjust to parenthood, you are not alone. While being a new mom is often discussed as if it comes naturally to everyone, it is very common to feel stressed, frightened and isolated. If you are coping with infertility or a pregnancy loss, it may feel like the world is mocking you as you struggle with your grief. If you are a new mother, you may feel cut off from others as you try to balance your needs with your child’s. Regardless of what you are going through, you are not alone.
As you try to process your confusion, grief or stress, what you hear from others may not be right for you and your family. Thankfully, therapy with an experienced, compassionate therapist can help you listen to your inner voice, and give you the confidence and reassurance that you are doing what’s right for you and your family.
Counseling for Mothers Can Help Make Parenting More Joyful and Fulfilling
Therapy is very effective in providing support and reassurance as you adjust to parenthood. In a time marked by isolation, it can help to have someone who is focused on you, your goals, and what you want. I can provide an outside perspective and information on child development. Counseling for mothers can help you be the parent you want to be.
If you are experiencing uncertainty, infertility or grief related to a stillbirth or miscarriage, it may be difficult to think and talk about what you have lost or fear you will never have. I can help you work through the pain, grief and indecision. Together, we can discover what is best for you moving forward. You may find that parenthood is not for you or that you are prepared to take whatever steps are necessary to be a parent. I embrace all kinds of families, and you can feel welcomed into a safe and judgment-free atmosphere.
As a parent, you may simply need reassurance that you are doing the right thing. I can help you quiet the noise of conflicting external messages and learn to listen to your voice and instincts. I offer techniques and strategies to help you support your child and make your life easier through every stage of child development. Whatever your situation, counseling for mothers can help you create a strong healthy attachment with your child and leave you feeling calm and confidant in your parenting choices. Your child will be happier and so will you. And, you can move forward with greater freedom and confidence, finding satisfaction in your family, whatever that may mean to you.
You may think that counseling for mothers could help you through this challenging time, but you may still have questions and concerns…
These issues are private and personal. I’m uncomfortable talking to a stranger about them.
Concerns about motherhood can be profoundly isolating, and if you’re struggling you may feel very alone. Talking to someone about your feelings can reduce your isolation and help you realize that your experiences are normal. Isolation, grief from a pregnancy loss, lack of sleep and postpartum hormonal changes can lead to feelings of unhappiness that may leave you with little energy for raising your child. This is completely normal. The more support you have, the better it is for you and your child.
Money is tight with a new baby – I’m worried that counseling for mothers will be too expensive.
I think of counseling for mothers as an investment in your life and your family. Getting support during this period can head off larger problems, such as depression and unhappiness within the family and with one’s partner. Taking action now may save you and your family money and suffering in the long run. Together, we can brainstorm solutions to any financial issues.
It would be hard for me to find childcare during appointments.
As a mother who works with mothers, I understand how difficult it can be to find childcare, and I’m flexible. You are welcome to bring your children with you to sessions. Alternatively, I’m available for therapy sessions over the phone or Skype. Let me know what your needs and limitations are, and we can figure out a solution.
If you’re struggling with parenthood, infertility, reproductive loss or other issues around motherhood, help is available. Call for a free 15-minute phone consultation, or to make an appointment.