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expecting and new parents

As an expecting or new parent, you may feel:

  • Like you have lost your identity

  • Like there is no time for your needs, wants, and desires (let alone your partners!) 

  • overwhelmed

  • guilt because you are not measuring up to the parent you wish you could be

     You knew becoming a parent wasn't going to be easy, but you didn't know it would be so hard. 

Modern parenting is no easy feat.  Never before have we had so many choices and information at our fingertips.  Navigating it all can be confusing and frustrating.  Many parents lack support, causing them to feel stressed .  

Additionally, the transformation to parenthood is one that can entirely shake your identity, leaving you feeling lost and like you do not recognize yourself anymore.

Let Analisa guide you, so you can spend less time feeling stressed and worried, and more time enjoying life with your little one(s).

Contact Analisa today with questions or to schedule an appointment. 

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. If you have the baby blues, it should resolve on its own in the 2-3 weeks after giving birth. Click below to learn more about symptoms of PPD or other mood and anxiety disorders.

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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. Could I have postpartum depression?

Though it is not widely talked about, fathers can experience postpartum depression as well, from the time their partner is pregnant into the months after the baby is born. Becoming a new dad, you may have experienced emotions ranging from excitement to nervousness, but you did not expect to feel overwhelming sadness, irritability, withdrawn, anxious, or out of control.  Do not hesitate to seek help today.  Also, if you partner is experiencing perinatal depression, there is a higher likelihood that you are too. Liminal Space Counseling can help provide relief from your depressive symptoms so you can fully experience the joys fatherhood has to offer.  

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If you and/or your partner is experiencing a perinatal mood disorder, contact Analisa today at 651.605.6022 or analisa@liminalspacecounseling.com. I can help you and your partner bring your best you forward in parenting and experience the fullness of family life.