Becoming a mother is one of the most challenging transitions that a woman can experience. It is common for new moms to struggle with changes to their relationships, body, and sense of identity. The pressure to be a good mom and advice from others about parenting can increase feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, and depression. Navigating this new role can be isolating and lonely. Feelings of guilt can make it difficult for new moms to talk about their struggles, which makes that feeling of being disconnected from others even greater.
It can be difficult to ask for help, but learning to put your needs first, especially at a time when you are giving so much to everyone else is necessary for finding a healthy life balance. We are built to give and receive support from others. Reaching out for help fosters hope, and hope can foster the first steps in healing. Call me to book a free 15-minute consultation.