so you’ve had a lot going on…

You are amazing. Lets just start there. You brought a tiny little life into the world. You are struggling with the invisible hurt of miscarrying. You had a stillborn birth. You didn’t bring your baby home.

There is A LOT going on inside of you and all around you...and you’re not broken. In fact, 1 in 7 women experience some facet of postpartum depression. You may be thinking why do I feel so sad when I should feel happy? Why can’t I just get it together? Why am I crying all the time? While experiencing some mood swings and “postpartum blues” is normal (up to 2 weeks), it doesn’t have to suffocate you. Counseling is like taking a giant breath of fresh air. It’ll help you discover more about yourself, your hurts and how incredibly resilient you are.

i felt the tension of being so incredibly happy but there were moments, very real moments of feeling so dark and hopeless and helpless. i felt wrong and that i couldn’t tell anyone because i should be happy...i have a healthy baby.
— unknown

Does this ring true for you?

>> Difficulty bonding/feeling resentful towards your baby

>> Reduced interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy due to overwhelming fatigue or loss of energy

>> Withdrawing from friends and family

>> Experiencing uncontrollable crying for extended periods of time

>> Feeling inadequate as a mother

>> Increased feelings of shame or guilt