Bringing a child into the world is a wonderful experience. During this exciting time, it’s normal for mothers to feel overwhelmed by their new responsibilities and experience a range of emotions. Counseling Works offers support for new moms with our New Lenox postpartum counseling services. We’ll help you adjust to your new role and discuss your thoughts as you cope with the emotional rollercoaster.
You may have heard of the term “baby blues,” which refers to the strong mood swings and low mood that many women experience after giving birth. It’s a common condition that typically goes away after a week. You may be anxious, cry often, and have a hard time concentrating. Counseling is helpful in mitigating these feelings, and a counselor can be a shoulder to lean on. Counseling gives you the opportunity to express your feelings in a non-judgmental environment and learn how to handle these feelings until they pass.
However, experiencing the baby blues is just one of the many challenges you may face. New moms deal with immense pressure in addition to dealing with the challenges of caring for a newborn. For instance, the idea that mothers should instantly become attached to their baby is a hefty expectation and may make mothers feel defective if they don’t meet it. In reality, the time after giving birth is complex. You should consider visiting a counselor if you:
While you may feel distressed by how you are feeling, know that you’re not alone. An estimated 50 to 80 percent of new mothers experience the baby blues, and about 20 percent develop clinically significant mental health problems. Counseling can be an effective way to help you cope with strong emotions and ease into your role of taking care of your baby.
The Counseling Works team is available for new mothers who need someone to talk to. Our postpartum counselors are empathetic and actively listen to your concerns. We know about the many stressors that new mothers face and can help you develop an effective coping strategy so you can better manage them.
We are confident in our ability to help you feel better. Our counselors will work with you to identify stressors and how to manage them, encourage mother-child bonding, build a support system and more. Part of the path to healing involves connecting with others and having people to lean on. Our counselors will help you find ways to feel supported during this difficult transition period.
Counseling Works is a safe place for you to express your mental health concerns related to your life as a new mom. Our New Lenox postpartum counseling services will equip you with the coping skills you need. Call us now, or use our online scheduling tool to visit us.