I Feel on Edge…
Do you get the feeling that something just isn’t “quite right” since bringing your baby home? You’re not alone. You’ve undergone a HUGE role change in your life and it’s completely normal to feel different. Perhaps you’re feeling more on edge than normal, concerned about the baby’s safety, or maybe you are losing sleep at night because of your concern (on top of the loss of sleep that naturally occurs when you have a new baby!). You may begin to wonder “Is this what postpartum anxiety feels like?”.
I Was Not Expecting to Feel Postpartum Anxiety…
You may find that you’re not enjoying life with the new baby as much as you had expected you would or were told that you would. Postpartum anxiety can feel like a lot all at once. You may be experiencing a lack of sleep, nausea, excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing sensitivity to stress. I know it feels beyond overwhelming. You may just need a little extra help to get through this transition. Imagine what you would say to a friend experiencing what you are experiencing, you’d probably have a lot of compassion for them, reassuring them, and being kind to them in their time of confusion and need. Well, now imagine giving yourself that same grace and compassion – hard to do, right? But this is a good first step. Employ some self-compassion, acceptance, and understanding for the hard time you’re going through.
Having a Baby Doesn’t Need to be Scary with Postpartum Support
Everything is new and different, and it’s okay that you’re needing time to adjust. It can be scary! All of a sudden, you are completely responsible for another life, aside from your own. It can be jarring, regardless of how long you’ve been preparing for the birth of this baby. You never know, truly, what it will be like to have a newborn until they arrive. No amount of preparing can really get you ready for what’s in store when you have a baby. Then add increased anxiety on top of it all and it’s no wonder you feel overwhelmed and perhaps out of control. There are so many things to account for, from feeding times to sleep schedules to fending off possible judgment for the choices you are making as a new parent. It’s exhausting and you just need a break, a breather! You’re overwhelmed, and rightfully so. You can find postpartum support in Indiana or Texas with online therapy if it is becoming unbearable. Give yourself some room to breathe from postpartum anxiety, so you can begin to enjoy motherhood how you always expected you would.
Having a baby during Covid…
During this unique time of Covid as well, you may be feeling even more isolated from family and friends. Your anxiety may be at an increased level because of concern for you or your baby getting sick with the coronavirus. Bringing a baby into the world is challenging enough without adding a global pandemic on top of it, it feels unfair, right?? All of the feelings you’re having are justified and deserve attention and extra coping strategies. That is why I provide online therapy in Texas or online therapy in Indiana. If you’re searching for postpartum support in Indiana or postpartum support in Texas, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I want to help, I am here as a support and guide. We can strategize a unique treatment plan to get you through this chaotic and confusing challenge. You are already researching a therapist, you are capable and on the right track toward healing!
Don’t Let Postpartum Anxiety Keep You From Getting Support!
You deserve to take a little time for yourself so you can feel better, more capable, more like yourself. If you feel ok, that will help the baby too. I know it’s hard to justify taking time for yourself (and it may even feel “unnatural”) when your primary focus has been taking care of this new baby, but devoting time and resources to yourself serves your baby as well. A happier parent is a more effective parent. That’s why getting support for your postpartum anxiety with an empathetic postpartum counselor is such a huge first step to feeling better!
Begin Receiving Postpartum Support in Texas & Indiana
The stress of postpartum anxiety doesn’t need to hold you down. Jordan Therapy Services can help you receive the support you need for postpartum anxiety. Our Indiana therapy clinic and Texas clinic have Laura Jordan, your postpartum therapist who provides an easy and secure platform to use from the comfort of your own space. To start your therapy journey, follow these simple steps:
- Email Jordan Therapy Services online to begin
- Meet with Laura Jordan, your postpartum therapist
- Start putting your mental health first so you can experience motherhood the way you want!
Other Mental Health Services at Jordan Therapy Services
At Jordan Therapy Services we have many other services to offer in our online Indiana therapy clinic or Texas clinic. The mental health services at Jordan Therapy Services include young adult therapy in Indiana, EMDR therapy, message-based therapy, and postpartum depression. Want to do online therapy in Indiana or online therapy in Texas? All our services are offered online in these locations. I’d be happy to set up a consultation call to see if we’d be a good fit!