Trying to start a family and not being able to is very disappointing and stressful. It can cause you to become discouraged, be down on yourself, overwhelmed with negativity and questioning your ability to ever become a mom. The lack of control you may feel over your body and what it is not doing, can make you feel helpless or hopeless.
Your relationships may be negatively impacted as well by infertility. People may be questioning why you do not have a family, only to leave you feeling worse. All the outside pressure and not to mention social media impact can make you feel lonely and without any hope of becoming a mom.
All this can easily lead to depression or anxiety combined with infertility. This can further negatively impact your fertility by adding more stress into your alread overwhelming life. Making it more difficult for you to stay positive and helping you gain a future pregnancy.
By coming to therapy, we can work together to help you regain mental clarity, reduce stress and negativity associated with your fertility. This can help your chances of conception, decrease depression and anxiety. Learning how to have a positive mindset, having healthy behaviors and talking about your emotions can put your mind at ease. This will help you focus on your goal of becoming pregnant, without blaming yourself or taking it out on others.
Learn about Mrs. Stephanie's journey with infertility
New (or Newish) Mom
The transition from pregnancy to being a new mom can be very challenging. You may have had an unexpected delivery, experienced physical trauma during labor, breastfeeding can feel like a tremendous task, you may have a lack of support and your body can seem unknown. New moms have the hardest job and it is easy to forget about ourselves when we focus so much attention on our little one.
Postpartum is the most important time for you and your baby to connect, but you may feel more disconnected as a mom than ever or overwhelmed to meet your baby's needs. This can be frustrating and lead to feelings of mommy guilt, sadness, anger and resentment. If you find yourself crying, lonely, isolated, overly worried or anxious and you have had a baby in the last 12 months, therapy can help you.
The overwhelming pressure from society to be the perfect mom, is unrealistic and you could be setting yourself up expectations that are not meant for you. You do not have to keep neglecting yourself and being overwhelmed by your baby. We can show you how to mom with ease.
By talking to Mrs. Stephanie you can overcome negative thoughts and behaviors that may be holding you back from enjoying your mom time with your baby. Finding support in other women is important after the life changing experience of becoming a mom. In therapy you can gain control mentally as you work towards regaining stability in your mom life, home life and work life.
Learn about Mrs. Stephanie's postpartum journey