As many as 1 in 5 women develop Postpartum depression and/or anxiety. Symptoms can begin during pregnancy and/or up to one year after giving birth.

I have a passion for supporting women in this transition and hold a course certificate in Maternal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.

Common symptoms include:

  • Depressed mood or severe mood swings

  • Excessive crying

  • Difficulty bonding with your baby

  • Fear that you’re not a good mother

  • Overwhelming fatigue or loss of energy

  • Withdrawing from family and friends

  • Problems with sleep or appetite

  • Intense irritability or irrational anger

  • Feelings of worthlessness, shame, guilt, or inadequacy

  • Difficulty in thinking clearly, concentrating, or making decisions

  • Severe anxiety or panic attacks

  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

These are the ways I hear my clients describe their experiences:

"I feel like I should feel happy right now … but I’m not.”

“I feel like I’m not the mom I should be.”

“I’m not liking being a mom right now and I feel scared to tell anyone that.”

“I worry constantly about something going wrong and feel on-edge around everyone.”

Postpartum depression/anxiety is a temporary and treatable condition. Therapy can offer you compassion, normalization and strategies during this time. You do not have to do this alone.