Why Therapy is So Important for New Moms
The transition to motherhood is eye-opening, to say the least. The physical changes to one’s body, the responsibility of caring for a newborn, the relationship changes with your significant other, the list goes on.
From the moment a woman begins showing a baby bump, the world begins to bombard you with advice. Suddenly everyone is an expert about your baby and this only continues once the baby is born. The baby becomes the focus and you, as mom, are last on the list of concerns. New moms are barely provided with the postpartum appointments needed to address the physical changes of pregnancy. It can be awkward and scary to share how you are feeling emotionally when you don’t even have the time or place to share it.
That being said, you may have feelings of extreme anxiety preventing you from letting anyone else with the baby. You may be experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, leading to scary and overwhelming thoughts of potentially harming your baby or yourself. You may not be sleeping and anxiety may lead to insomnia.
You deserve support and talk therapy. Here’s a helpful article to help you figure out what kind of therapist you may need. https://www.thebump.com/a/therapy-options-new-moms
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