For many new mothers, the transition into motherhood can be overwhelming and exhausting. You thought it would look a certain way, and your expectations are far from being met. You love your baby more than anything, but this is by far the hardest thing you've ever done. The depression can feel like a dark cloud hanging over your head, making it difficult to enjoy the things you used to love, and the anxiety can make you feel like you're constantly on edge, worrying about every little thing that could possibly go wrong.
But you are not alone. Many mothers struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety, and it's important to know that there is help available. It's essential to listen to your emotions and seek support from a therapist who can provide you with the tools to manage these feelings.
We can heal the underlying issue causing our postpartum depression and anxiety, and practice embracing our feelings. It's okay to not feel okay, and we can teach our brain that we don't need to run from our emotions but instead process through them. Embracing our feelings can help us realize that they might not be that scary after all.
Reaching out for help can be a significant first step in overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety. You don't have to suffer in silence. Remember, you are doing the best you can, and with the right support, you can overcome this.
Please note that you are welcome to bring your baby to sessions if they are under 9 months old. Finding childcare on a regular basis is hard, so feel free to bring them with! As babies grow up, they can hear and understand more things. I want you to be able to be vulnerable without exposing your baby to potentially harmful words, which is why our limit is 9 months old.