Post Partum Therapy GroupYou Are Not Alone
What are the Benefits of Group Therapy?
Studies show that one in seven women suffer from postpartum depression. While it’s common for new mothers to feel a little sad, worried and fatigued in the first weeks following the birth of a child, postpartum depression is much more powerful and will last much longer. An estimated 10% of new dads also experience postpartum depression.
There are a variety of Perinatal and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Most people understand the symptoms of postpartum depression, but many are unaware of postpartum anxiety and other emotional symptoms that can occur after and even during pregnancy. These serious disorders can cause extreme mood swings, exhaustion, and a general feeling of hopelessness. These feelings can not only make caring for a newborn baby difficult, but you also may find it challenging to feel connected to your partner or take proper care of your own needs.
Some of the most common symptoms of perinatal and postpartum mood disorders include:
- Dizziness, hot flashes, rapid heartbeat or nausea
- Feeling inexplicably sad, crying often or increased anxiety
- Difficulty with memory, concentration and decision-making
- Decrease in appetite
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Withdrawing socially or no interest in things you used to enjoy
- Intrusive and potentially scary thoughts about harming yourself or your baby
- Various unexplained aches, pains, or illnesses
- Mood swings where you become angry or irritable for no reason
- Feeling disconnected from your baby, guilty, overwhelmed, worthless and hopeless
If you experience any of the above symptoms or a combination of them, you are not alone. Joining a postpartum therapy group can help. You’ll have the opportunity to share experiences and learn coping techniques with others going through the same thing. They understand your situation and can offer the non-judgmental support you need.
Our therapists are certified in the identification and treatment of Perinatal and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and we work closely with families, OBGYNs, lactation consultants, midwives, and other medical doctors to provide the best treatment to our postpartum clients as possible.
Individual treatment for this conditions is also available. Contact us for details