Did you find that after delivering your bundle of joy, the excitement of motherhood came to a screeching halt?
Have you ever looked at your post-baby body and wondered what happened and will you ever get your body back?
Has your baby ever cried so excessively, that you would truthfully rather close the door and walk away, than comfort your helpless child?
Is the unsolicited advice from your partner, family, and/or friends making you feel like less of a mother?
Do you sometimes question your maternal instincts?
Have you thought of harming yourself or your child?
Are you struggling with motherhood as a single woman, or a woman whose partner is out of the home?
Do you have other children that you are responsible for that seem to make parenting your little one completely impossible?
Are you struggling with feelings of guilt about having negative feelings about your little one and you have no one to talk too?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may, be struggling with postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects 15% – 18% of women within the first 10 days after giving birth, with a peak incidence at the fifth day. Common symptoms include mood swings, mild elation, irritability, tearfulness, fatigue, confusion, self-harm, desire to harm their baby and even suicide. Mothers experiencing PPD often feel hopeless and unaware of both what they are going through or that there’s support available. As a result, many moms suffer in silence and shame.
Here, at Tech Talk Therapy, we understand that moms deserve a safe space to speak openly and authentically about their emotions and receive the support that they need to thoroughly work through their emotions so that they can become the best moms that they can be. We offer a nonjudgemental approach to recovery that is unbiased and understanding of their needs. With the proper supports, mothers can go on to have a very fulfilling and rewarding relationship with themselves and child, but they often require help to get there. We can help. If you are a mom who is desperately trying to get unstuck, feel empowered, and be the best mom you can be, contact us TODAY at 844-MY TECH TALK.
If at any time you feel suicidal, STOP and please call 9-1-1 immediately or go to your local emergency room.