- Do you find yourself feeling sad or anxious?
- Do you find it difficult to bond with your baby?
- Do you ever wonder if you aren’t cut out to be a parent?
If so, you are not alone. 1 in 7 moms and 1 in 10 dads experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy or in the first year after the birth. Fertility treatments and pregnancy loss can also bring on these feelings. The birth of a baby is a time of transition and adjustment that can easily become overwhelming, especially with the rollercoaster of hormones and sleepless nights that come along with it. Postpartum depression is the most well-known, but it is common for new parents to experience anxiety, trauma or OCD as well.
The good news is, parenthood doesn’t have to feel this way. There are evidence-based treatments that can help you feel better and get to a place of full recovery. At Wellspring we use CBT to help you learn tools to help shift the negative thoughts fueling these feelings. We can also help you create a self-care plan to help you stay afloat, learn effective communication strategies to navigate your new roles with your partner, and put your mind at ease with our knowledge of effective parenting strategies and child development. We are here to help you find the joy in parenting.