“Everything feels dark and I don’t know how to change it”
“I feel worthless and hopeless, I can’t do anything right”
“I cry about the smallest things, I just can’t stop”
“Mornings are the worst, I just can’t seem to get out of bed”
Depression is a dark time of life for people and many feel like they need to suffer alone. The combination of physical health symptoms (fatigue, sleep problems, and even pain) and mental health symptoms (hopelessness, irritability, lack of concentration) make depression so overwhelming. It is normal for people to isolate in order to try to handle it on their own. But depression is very treatable if you can find the courage to speak up and seek help. Unfortunately our society says if you just work hard enough, read the right books, and eat the right super foods you will be feel great in no time. The truth is that if you are suffering from depression those things just won’t be enough. We are hear to help when you are ready to find healing.
“I have been sad for awhile now, could this be more than the baby blues?”
“My child cries a lot, I’m wondering if I am giving them everything that they need?”
“Sometimes I am embarrassed at how irritated I am as a parent, does anyone else feel this way?”
Making the transition into motherhood is an exciting time for many women. But along with that transition can come many stressors as well. No matter if you are a first time mom or are adding another baby to your family, many women struggle during the first few weeks after they give birth. It is estimated that 50%-80% of women struggle with baby blues. For some women though it is more than the baby blues. Postpartum depression has many of the same symptoms as the baby blues but the duration and intensity are more severe. Women can even begin to develop depression during their pregnancy. Let’s face it being a mom is tough. Maybe you are parenting solo, have financial concerns, fighting with your significant other, caring for multiples, have limited support system or can’t seem to get breastfeeding right. No matter what you are struggling with, there is help. Postpartum depression is serious and if left untreated can impact the attachment with your child. Give yourself and your child the gift of starting life together in the right direction.