One in eight women suffer from post-partum depression. That statistic could be VERY different if more women actually admit to suffering from symptoms of post-partum.
When we have a child we think we have to be a super hero mom. Being a mom doesn’t mean being good at everything, it means doing what you need to do that works for you and your family. As a mom myself I found no one really ever asked me how I really felt.
Who wants to admit that they are having negative thoughts about their child? What about being sad, lonely or depressed? We prepared for this joyous occasion to finally happen after 9 long months and now we are sad? Shouldn’t we feel grateful? And now we have to tell someone how we feel? For some women it took months or even years to have a child and now they are feeling like they just can’t handle it. Dealing with a new baby is not easy and what about dealing with your significant other? They are going through their own emotions. Somehow all of these new emotions and transitions are ‘just supposed to work’ or at least that is what we all believe. There is a stigma out there that going in for counseling is a bad thing. It doesn’t have to be. Finding a support network is one of the most important things to do for a new mom. A place you can share feelings, emotions and a place you can feel that you can express your true self.
Make sure to visit our mental health professionals on ihelpmoms.com that are here to help you enjoy your journey through motherhood. It’s ok to ask for help and here at ihelpmoms.com we foster a positive, supportive community for moms!Thank you to ihelpmoms.com Guest Contributor and Provider:Judy Hakiel-Calcaterra, LMHC, NCC
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