One of my greatest joys is to welcome a new mom to the tribe. I work with women throughout their pregnancy to help them prepare for this upcoming life changing experience. Often people think of this time as being joyous and exciting, and yes it can be, but it can also be anxiety producing and lonely. If you feel like you have to put on a good face and act happy, it can be very isolating. Sometimes pregnancy brings up considerable worry, sometimes the physical effects are overwhelming, and wrapping your mind around all these changes can be hard to do alone. You should know that it is perfectly ok to feel this way. It isn’t a reflection of your gratitude for becoming pregnant or what type of mom you will be.
I explore topics such as: preparing yourself emotionally for the pregnancy and delivery, helping you and your family have difficult conversations related to your experiences with pregnancy and delivery, and discussing what the role of becoming mother means to them. I help the moms-to-be, find the confidence they need as they transition into this role, even if this is not their first child. I find that this preventative approach can actually help reduce the likelihood of experiencing significant mental health crisis after birth, or at least, ensure the mom and family about the signs to look for and what steps to take should this happen. Let’s talk through these changes and help prepare you for your new role. Helping yourself prepare emotionally and mentally for the birth of your child, can be the greatest gift you could ever give them.