Pregnancy can be an exciting as well as fearful time. There are many changes to your body, relationships and emotional life. Pregnancy can produce changes in your own sense of self and in your relationships. Therapy can help you to address your worries about pregnancy, changes in your body, labor delivery, parenting and relationships.
I have experience with being pregnant and a new mother. I know firsthand how necessary support is during this important time in your life and the life of your family. During my pregnancies I developed in an interest in how mindfulness can improve pregnancy, labor and delivery. I practiced Hypnobirthing, pre-natal yoga and other mindfulness techniques during my pregnancy that helped me to approach birthing and parenting in a more effective way. Being less stressed and anxious will improve your physical management of pregnancy and the labor/delivery process. I believe strongly in accessing support with motherhood and will offer resources that are right for you and your pregnancy.
At Mindful Families, pregnant and new mothers are assessed for need and options for supportive and education-based therapy are discussed. Mothers are provided with education on postpartum depression/anxiety and screened as needed. All Mindful Families providers have completed the PSI 2-day certificate program and are members of the PPSM provider resource directory.