Hey There Mamas!
I wanted to write this blog post because I know we talk a lot about Postpartum Depression - but not many people know that there are MANY mood disorders that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.
Postpartum anxiety is actually the one that I struggled with the most after my son was born. What it looked like for me was waking up at all hours checking to make sure he was breathing, not being able to rest even when he was resting, feeling amped up all the time, constantly getting up to 'do something' when there was nothing specific to be done, feeling like my mind would never shut off and worrying that something bad was going to happen.
If any of this sounds familiar - you may have been struggling with Postpartum Anxiety. You are not alone! As many as 6% of pregnant women and 1 in 10 postpartum women develop anxiety.
You might have anxiety if you experience:
Anxiety can make you feel like you aren't really present in your day to day life because you spend the entire day battling with thoughts in your head or sensations in your body.
Here are two skills you can use to help with anxiety on those hard days:
If you are a mama who is pregnant or postpartum and you are struggling - please know that you are not alone. With help, you can feel better. I am here for you. Please reach out today and let's talk about how I can support you!
Through Fulfilled Motherhood, you can join the FREE Facebook group for support and monthly Q&A's, join one of our six week educational and support groups for moms who want to improve their mood and bond with their baby (NEW GROUP STARTS JULY 11TH 2020!) or work with me one on one to climb out of the darkness and find fulfillment and harmony in your life and in your motherhood.
Contact me today at 918-217-8440 or email me at email@example.com today.