Societal expectations about parenthood/motherhood and the pressures that individuals put on themselves can really create a vicious cycle of not feeling adequate enough and guilt about not doing things “right” or “perfect”. The combination of these expectations and pregnancy and childbirth not going as planned can leave new parents and their significant other’s feeling overwhelmed, confused, and often times alone.
The truth is that 1 in 4 pregnancies result in loss, 1 in 5 mothers experience postpartum depression, and many birth experiences are traumatic. These experiences are very real but we’re not talking about them often enough.
The motherhood & parenthood journey brings many challenges, but you don’t have to do it alone. Everyone needs support as they navigate infertility, pregnancy, birthing, mothering, parenting, and healing from loss or birth trauma.
prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD
traumatic pregnancy or childbirth experience
feelings of guilt, shame, or fear
pregnancy after postpartum depression or anxiety.
infertility, pregnancy loss, still birth, infant loss
pregnancy after loss
issues in the couple's relationship
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deciding to start therapy is a big step and one that I’m happy to support you with. send me an email or give me a call to get started today. can't wait to hear from you! - marisela