The moment after birth is often portrayed on television as being an instant bonding experience between a mother and her baby. But many women do not have that instant connection with their newborn. Do you question why your experience was so much different than what was “supposed” to happen? Do you feel like you are in a “fog,” want to run away, or have feelings of resentment towards your baby? Are you reluctant to seek help due to your fear of how others might react?
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs); include, depression, anxiety, OCD, and panic disorder and are more common than people may think. They are the number one complication of pregnancy and many women find themselves experiencing these disorders without realizing what is actually taking place. If you are experiencing symptoms of a PMAD you are not alone! We are here to help you feel validated, coordinate treatment efforts with other professionals, and assist you with making lifestyle changes in order to help with your recovery process. Call today for your free consultation!
Postpartum Support International (PSI) offers free online support groups. Click here for more information. You may also call their helpline at (800) 944-4773 (4PPD) or text (503) 894-9453 as someone is available 24 hours a day. You will be asked to leave a confidential message and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources as needed.