So you’re going to be a mum, or a dad.
You are about to embark on what many parents say is the best and hardest job they’ve ever had. Perhaps this is your first child, perhaps not. Either way, a lot of feelings and questions are bound to arise.
"How do I care for myself and my baby during pregnancy? What type of birth do I want to have? How do I juggle all my responsibilities: career, marriage/partnership, my other children’s needs, my own needs? I have my own depression and/or anxiety so how do I care for my own mental health needs during this time?"
There are no easy questions when moving through pregnancy, labour, and postpartum, but perinatal and prenatal therapy can help you navigate the complexities of childbirth and begin the journey of parenthood.
I offer a safe place for parents-to-be to explore the choices available to them and the concerns that arise.
TEACHING YOU TO TRUST YOURSELF
Many clients have come to me during pregnancy with doubts about their ability to be a parent.
“Am I bound to repeat the same mistakes made in my own upbringing?”
“Do I possess the resources to care adequately for my child?"
Perinatal and prenatal therapy can help you transform your fear and uncertainty into confidence and hope.
I’ve learned that our culture often doesn’t adequately prepare women to trust their own instincts as mothers, but also do not empower enough dads. There is so much “helpful advice” on how to cope during pregnancy and childbirth, and how to care for an infant.
All of this must be considered with care, but we must allow these resources to guide us and not distract us from our inner belief. Sometimes our inner belief gets lost in the collective voices of our extended family, friends, and health professionals.
Perinatal and prenatal therapy is a safe place to reconnect with our own inspiration and listen to its wisdom and guidance.