We are taught that having a baby is the most joyous time in our lives but it is not always. In fact, many women struggle with feelings of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, and overwhelm.
It can be scary.
You might want to cry all the time.
You might not feel a connection to your child.
You might find it hard to get out of bed to care for your new baby.
You might be struggling with feeding.
You feel all alone.
You might have thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby.
You might feel “incapable” of caring for your child.
All of these unpleasant feelings often make women afraid to admit they feel this way. They worry what others might think. But, it is important to get help—for you and your new baby.
You are not alone. One in five women suffer from Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety.
- Depressed mood or mood swings
- Excessive crying
- Difficulty bonding with your baby
- Withdrawing from friends or family
- Loss of appetite or eating more than usual
- Inability to sleep or sleeping more than usual
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Loss of interest in pleasurable activities
- Irritability and Anger
- Fear that you aren’t a good mom
- Feeling worthless
- Inability to concentrate or make decisions
- Severe anxiety or panic attacks
- Thoughts of harming yourself or your child
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Postpartum Depression is not something to be ashamed of. Speaking up and getting help is the best way to get back to feeling like yourself. At Curae, we care about you.
Our counselors work with parents to develop healthy coping mechanisms and identify tools to help them adjust to their new lives.
We support you. You do not have to struggle on your own.
You can be happy again.
You can gain confidence in your ability to parent.
You can bond with your baby.
You don’t have to feel this way anymore.
You can enjoy this special time.