The birth of a new baby can bring a whirlwind of emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. Your body is unfamiliar, your relationship with your partner is different, and you might be wondering if you will ever feel like your old-self again. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or your fourth child, there is no way to adequately prepare for all the challenges of that first year.
Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety
Some new moms experience a more severe, long-lasting form of depression known as postpartum depression. Postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety can occur anytime within the first year after birth. Recent studies show that postpartum depression affects up to 15% of mothers. If you are experiencing extreme anxiety, this could be a sign of postpartum depression. New mothers with postpartum often feel overwhelmed moms and don’t want to be left alone to care for their baby or children. Your mind and body go through many changes during and after pregnancy. If you feel sad, emotionless, or empty most of the time or for longer than two weeks before or after pregnancy, it’s time to reach out for postpartum support in Southlake, TX.
Symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety:
- Appetite disruption accompanied by rapid weight loss
- Mental confusion and fogginess
- Tired most of the day
- Mood swings and insomnia
- Feeling inadequate as a mother
- Feelings of guilt, shame, or hopelessness
- Exhausted but unable to sleep, even as your baby sleeps
- Crying more than usual
- Feeling sad most of the day
- Unable to enjoy things you used to
- Feeling like you will always feel this way
- Feelings of panic or disturbing memories triggered by birth trauma
- Repetitive, compulsive behaviors including checking, counting and an excessive focus on hygiene and cleanliness
- Thoughts of harming the baby or yourself.
Our Approach to Postpartum Support in Southlake, TX
When it comes to treating postpartum depression or anxiety, The Well House understands that your situation is unique. Your postpartum counselor will be by your side to support and listen to you as you heal and grow. Postpartum anxiety and depression are treatable with counseling in Southlake, TX. Sometimes in addition to counseling, medication is necessary. Your counselor will help get you in touch with a doctor if medication is necessary.
Reach out to the Well House Group in Southlake for postpartum support
When you have postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety, you just want to feel like yourself again. You just want to enjoy your new baby, and get over the baby blues. Postpartum counselors at The Well House are seeing clients both in-person at their Southlake offices and via online therapy in Texas. Give us a text or call anytime to get started at 817-609-4080. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.
Other Counseling Services:
Postpartum counseling in Southlake isn’t the only service we offer in our DFW counseling practice. The Well House also offers Marriage counseling and couples therapy, EMDR therapy and EMDR for peak performance, therapy for moms, therapy for teens, academic coaching, career coaching, young adult therapy, and Parent coaching. All of our services are offered via online therapy in Texas. So if you’re in Dallas, Justin, Argyle, Northlake, or anywhere in the state, we can serve you. Begin counseling today!