Having a baby, is "assumed" to be an exiting and joyful time in one’s life. Sometimes however, mothers can experience depression or anxiety after childbirth that is different from the “baby blues.”

+ What is the difference between the Baby Blues, Postpartum Anxiety, and Postpartum Depression? 

Data provided by Post Partum Support Internationalwww.postpartum.net

 

+ Baby Blues:

  • Crying and tearfulness

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Feeling unsure or uncertain

  • Tiredness or fatigue

  • Lasts 2 days to 2 weeks max!

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+ Perinatal & Postpartum Depression:

  • Sadness and crying

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Feeling numb or empty

  • Inability to focus or concentrate

  • Feeling agitated and irritated

  • Changes in sleeping (difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, sleeping too much)

  • Anger

  • Guilt and shame

  • Feeling hopeless and helpless

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Lack of self-care, lack of ability to take care of child

  • Isolation

  • Loss of interest and pleasure in activities that used to bring happiness

  • Learn More at PSI here

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+ Perinatal & Postpartum Anxiety:

  • Fatigue

  • Irritability

  • Changes in sleeping (difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep)

  • Rapid heartbeat

  • Dizziness

  • Hot or cold flashes

  • Restlessness

  • Difficultly focusing and concentrating

  • Loss of appetite

  • Racing thoughts or constant worry

  • Feeling like you can't breathe

  • Fear

  • Panic

  • Preoccupation and worry about baby or self

  • Learn more at PSI here

+ How therapy can help with Postpartum Mental Health Issues

I support new moms in their parenthood journey to find calm and prioritize taking care of themselves so they can  feel empowered, confident, and connected to their self, baby, and partner.

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