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pregnancy, postpartum, & beyond
postpartum depression is the #1 medical complication of childbirth
1 in 5 expectant or moms of newborns experience anxiety or depression
You are not alone in this.
Maybe you have a newborn, an infant, or a toddler, and you are just feeling overwhelmed, guilty, and like you don't recognize yourself or your thoughts. If this is you, please contact me today for a free consultation. Symptoms like sadness, irritability, guilty feelings, and troublesome thoughts are very treatable in pregnancy and postpartum. If left untreated, they can hang around for months or years, and possibly get worse. Help is available, please reach out. Know that what you are feeling is not your fault, and it isn't something that you need to "get over" on your own.
I know it can take tremendous effort to make a phone call, but if you are questioning if you are really okay, I encourage you to call or email. We can talk through what's going on and evaluate if you would benefit from support. We will come up with a plan to help you find relief so you can get back to enjoying life with your little one(s).
how do i know if i have postpartum depression or another perinatal mood disorder?
It is normal to go through ups and downs the first two weeks after having a baby. There is a period of two weeks after delivery called the "baby blues"that roughly 80% of new mothers experience. The symptoms are mild in nature and include periods of tearfulness and moodiness, but your outlook overall is happy and joyful. If you have the baby blues, it should resolve on its own in the 2-3 weeks after giving birth.
If what you are experiencing is more severe and intense, or it has been longer than 2 weeks postpartum, you may have a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Click here to find out more.
These symptoms can appear anytime during pregnancy or in the twelve months after childbirth (or longer if left untreated). Any of these symptoms along with other symptoms not listed could indicate you have a perinatal anxiety or mood disorder. Please don't hesitate to get the help you need so that you can recover from feeling like this, there is relief. Contact Analisa today to see if Liminal Space Counseling can address your needs.
If you are having reoccurring thoughts of harming yourself or your baby and worries that you might act on those thoughts, please seek help immediately by calling 911, going to your nearest emergency room, or calling 1-800-PPD-MOMS or 1-800-SUICIDE.
I'm a dad/partner/adoptive parent. Could I have postpartum depression?
Though it is not widely talked about, fathers and partners can experience postpartum depression as well. You do not have to give birth to experience depression or other symptoms. This is a big transition for everyone involved. In becoming a new parent to this little one, you may have experienced emotions ranging from excitement to nervousness. Maybe you were caught off guard by overwhelming sadness, irritability, feeling withdrawn, guilty, anxious, or out of control. Do not hesitate to seek help today. Also, if your partner is already experiencing perinatal depression or another mood disorder, there is a higher likelihood that you are too. Liminal Space Counseling can help provide relief from your negative symptoms so you can fully experience the joys parenthood has to offer.
If you and/or your partner is experiencing a perinatal mood disorder, contact Analisa today at 651.605.6022 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I can help you and your partner bring your best you forward in parenting and experience the fullness of family life.