7 Things A Postpartum Support Group Offers That You Didn't Know You Needed
If you’re a postpartum mom, you’re likely having all the feels right now. Maybe you’ve made a change in your life and are now staying home with your baby, or your maternity leave is over and you’re back at work again. Regardless of your specific circumstance, you’re feeling lonely, not understood, and like you don’t know what you’re doing most of the time.
If this sounds familiar, you might benefit from a Postpartum Support Group. There are many benefits to joining a Postpartum Support Group, even if you’ve never joined a group before or done any sort of counseling. Here is a list of 7 things that a Postpartum Support Group offers that you didn’t know you need.
Helps Combat Isolation
Many new moms, or even second- or third-time moms, feel alone much of time. You’re dealing with your postpartum emotions, changing body, and not having any time to yourself anymore. Even though you’re with others much of the time, you still feel so alone. Joining a group will help you connect with other moms so you aren’t so isolated.
Increases Your Confidence
Maybe you don’t know what you’re doing most of the time, being a parent to a new baby, and your self-esteem has plummeted. Being part of a group where the members provide positive feedback and support to each other can help to boost your parenting skills confidence. Maybe you don’t always know the answer, but the group will make you feel like you do!
Learn from Others
Even if you’re someone who reads all the parenting books, or listens to all the mom podcasts, you still can learn from others. Being around moms in different stages of their postpartum journey, with babies of different ages, you can pick up tips and tricks on many different topics. New and creative ideas on self-care after having a baby, how to find a babysitter, and what Apps are helpful are great topics of discussion in groups.
Share Your Voice
At this point in your life, your baby likely isn’t listening to you. Is anyone else? Joining a Postpartum Support Group can help you share your voice with others. Being heard and listened to is an important part of your life, and it gets harder to do this after having a baby.
Maybe all you’re looking for is for others to tell you that you’re doing a great job – well, you are! But how often do you hear this? A supportive and well-facilitated group will give you the support you didn’t know you were missing, and then some extra.
There are very few people in our lives that provide unconditional love and acceptance. This is what you’ll feel while in a Postpartum Support Group. Regardless of how you’re feeling about yourself, you’ll be accepted into the group as an important member of the group.
Learn about Postpartum Emotions
A Postpartum Support Group is a great way to learn about all the postpartum emotions going on. From the baby blues to postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, we talk about and normalize it all. Others in your life may not understand your emotional state, but when you’re in the group, we get it. Learning about what is going on within yourself is a great way to help you determine how to treat it.
Are you convinced yet that a Postpartum Support Group is for you? If you still have questions or concerns, reach out to a postpartum group counselor to learn more about how their particular postpartum group is run. If you are interested in learning more about our Postpartum Support Group we offer a free 20-minute phone consultation so you can ask all the questions that you want, before you decide to try it out!
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Shannon Heers is a psychotherapist, approved clinical supervisor, guest blogger, and the owner of a group psychotherapy practice in the Denver area. Shannon helps adults in professional careers manage anxiety, depression, work-life balance, and grief and loss. Follow Catalyss Counseling on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.