You have not showered in days, there is spit up all over your shirt, and you are not sure when you last ate a real meal. You spend a lot of your day worrying if you are doing things right; Is the baby eating enough, are they safe while they’re sleeping, are they hitting their milestones and the list goes on. You can’t seem to get rid of that voice inside of your head telling you that you are not good enough. The days blend into one and although you love your child more than words can say, you can’t help but feel trapped in a cycle of worry and sadness. You look in the mirror and wonder, ‘Who am I?”.
If you are feeling stuck in a cycle of guilt, negativity, sadness, and worry know there is another way. It is possible for you to feel joy in motherhood and embrace your new role with confidence. You can be the mom you have always wanted to be; a mom who is confident, self-aware, and able to care for her family while also caring for herself. If your expectations of how motherhood would be do not match your current reality or you are pregnant and find yourself feeling worried and overwhelmed, reach out for support.
Setting yourself up with mental health support from pregnancy into postpartum can have a positive impact on your overall health, as well as that of your baby. Prenatal and postpartum counselling can benefit you in ways such as:
-Increase confidence and self-awareness
-Develop coping strategies for stress, anxiety, depression, burnout and more
-Learn how to manage conflict and set healthy boundaries in your relationships
-Regulate your emotions
-Lower your feelings of isolation and find ways to connect with supports in your community
Common Concerns of New and Expecting Moms:
-Adjusting to change
-Processing your breastfeeding experience
-Loss of identity
-Body image and self-esteem
Reach out today to book your first session or a free phone consultation with Rochelle Kaikai.
Motherhood is not meant to be experienced alone.