Updated: Apr 16, 2021
You’ve just had a baby, or are in the first year of staying home with your precious gift. But things aren’t going exactly the way you expected. While you knew that having a baby and being with your newborn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week was going to be a change from your normal life, you didn’t realize how big of a change it would be. The moments aren’t all happy and baby coos. There is crying, eating, possibly breastfeeding, and lots of pooping, and it’s hard finding time to shower much less clean your house, cook meals, and take care of yourself. Who knew it would be this hard? Why do other women seem to be such a natural at becoming a mom, while you feel like an imposter?
All Moms Deserve Postpartum Support
Regardless of how much family or partner/husband support you have, you still need support from other moms. Perhaps your mother-in-law is wonderful and watches your baby for a few hours once a week so you can relax. Maybe your husband is one of the lucky ones and has 3 months off paternity leave, so he’s at home with. That’s great! Or maybe, you feel like you’re doing this all on your own, with little family support and no friends who have babies. Then it starts to feel a bit harder. Regardless of your circumstance, you as a new mother, a postpartum mom, can benefit from extra support to ease some of your anxieties or mood swings, or to answer some of your endless questions and concerns about your newborn. Your baby deserves the best mother you can be, and you deserve the support you need to get there.
How to Get Postpartum Support When You Have No Time
But wait, you’re saying I have no time! I can’t even get a shower in most days, and I haven’t done laundry in a week. There are meals to plan, a house to clean, and various other chores piling up. And, the baby isn’t yet on a schedule, so I don’t know when he/she will need to eat, so I cannot plan ahead to go to an appointment, or support group, or even to a baby-and-me yoga class. When it’s hard to get out of your house or you don’t have an extra few hours to spare, perhaps you should consider online counseling for your extra support. Well, due to COVID, online counseling has become much more accessible for postpartum moms.
What Does Postpartum Online Counseling Look Like?
Online counseling for postpartum moms can be done in the privacy of your own home, anywhere in your house. We do encourage you to find a confidential place for you to talk so that you don’t have to worry about being overheard, but simply closing the door to your room can suffice for that. You can do counseling in your pajamas with your days-old hair, lounging on your bed, and your therapist won’t think badly of you. Online counseling can be done on your schedule, whenever is most convenient for you, without you having to worry about a commute, parking, or being away from home for too long. You can bring your baby to your online sessions, and even feed your baby while talking.
How We Can Help
We are currently enrolling for an online postpartum support group beginning in January!
For postpartum moms who are ready to go from feeling lonely and overwhelmed to connected and understood.
If you or your partner are suffering from postpartum depression, or if you would like to talk to someone more about how we can help you, follow these simple steps:
Contact us today for a free 20-minute phone consultation
Begin your journey towards a calmer, more relaxing life
Other Therapy Services Available at Catalyss Counseling:
Here at Catalyss Counseling, we want to meet all of your counseling needs in the Denver area. Our supportive therapists provide depression counseling, therapy for caregiver stress, grief and loss therapy, stress management counseling and more. We also have specialists in trauma and PTSD, women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum depression or anxiety, pregnancy loss and miscarriage, and birth trauma. For therapists, we can also provide clinical supervision! We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.
Shannon Heers is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, guest blogger, and owner of Catalyss Counseling in Englewood, CO. Shannon helps adults in professional careers manage anxiety, depression, work-life balance, and grief and loss. Follow Catalyss Counseling on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.