Life with a new baby can be a major transition. With the major changes in hormones and adjusting to a new family routine, it can bring about increased anxiety, depression, and in some cases psychosis. Postpartum symptoms can vary with each pregnancy but, generally speaking, there is an increased chance of experiencing postpartum symptoms if you've had them in the past.
Postpartum symptoms include:
Sadness that is more than the usual baby blues
Increased worry to include irrational thoughts
Postpartum symptoms may look like the typical changes one experiences as your hormones normalize but its important to be mindful of what you are experiencing. Symptoms will not always come right after delivery, in some cases symptoms appear well after the baby is born.
Untreated Postpartum symptoms can negatively effect how you bond with your child, how you respond to your loved ones as they support you, and your overall health as you transition to having a new child in the home.
How can therapy help?
Postpartum therapy can assist you in recognizing what you are experiencing and developing an individualized systematic approach to treat it. We will work in connection with your physician to increase the chances of a positive recovery. At Lotus Wellness Center, we use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which has been proven successful in treating anxiety and depression, as well as Mindfulness to help you focus on the here and now will allow you to identify the symptoms effecting as well as to be present with your new bundle of joy and enjoy these moments.
Don't let post partum symptoms steal your joy from this wonderful moment in your life. Contact Lotus Wellness Center for assistance in supporting you through this transition.
Lotus Wellness Center 211 E. Six Forks Rd Suite 204 Raleigh, NC 27609 919.410.6707