It’s important to understand that a battle with your thoughts and feelings during pregnancy and during the year following birth, is more normal than not. Of course if several ‘risk factors’ are at play, combined with a shortage of support and ‘protective factors’, then the situation can become more serious for some.
Our psychologist will be able to check in with you and assess how well you are managing anxiety, and how you are feeling and thinking as your maternity journey progresses. One for Women psychologists will support you with information, advice and resources to help you self-care. They will also be available to provide extra support when needed.
If you are able to still laugh and see the funny side of life. If you’re able to look forward to an enjoy things… these are positive and good indicators.
On the other hand, if you are overwhelmed for a long period of time with thoughts of anxiety or worry for no good reason, blaming yourself or feel scared or panicky without cause...
Or if you simply feel like the weight of the world is on top of you, and you’re left mostly sad, unhappy and weepy – or think of harming yourself – then there’s every chance you could use a helping hand.
One for Women psychologists are certainly here to help you weather these mental and emotional storms!