The transition to parenthood can bring many challenges. Often new moms have expectations of what this time in their life will look like, such as falling instantly in love with their newborn baby.
Motherhood is challenging and emotionally demanding. Moms are often looked to as the primary source of comfort and care, and many find it difficult to ask for help. They may experience feelings of guilt for not connecting to the baby right away, struggling with the transition, or simply wanting help.
Many women experience what is commonly known as the Baby Blues, which can include weepiness, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating in the first week after giving birth. Approximately 50-80% of moms will experience the Baby Blues. However, 15-20% of moms experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. But even less seek or receive adequate treatment.
Every mom deserves support, especially during this rewarding yet difficult time. If you or someone you love is struggling with symptoms of a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder or other related illness, please reach out. We are here to help you through your journey of recovery.