Are you suffering from Postpartum Depression? 

· Feelings of sadness

· Mood swings: high and lows, feeling overwhelmed

· Feelings of depression and anxiety during pregnancy and afterwards

· Difficulties concentrating

· Lack of interest in activities that you used to enjoy

· Changes in sleeping and eating habits

· Inability to sleep even when the baby is sleeping 

· Not getting out of bed for days 

· Panic attacks, nervousness, and anxiety

· Mixed emotions or excessive worry about the baby 

· Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

· Fearing that you can’t take care of your baby

· Fearful of being left alone 

· Feelings of guilt and inadequacy

· Difficulty accepting motherhood

· Irrational thinking; seeing or hearing things that are not there

· Suicidal thoughts or actions


Facts about Postpartum Depression

· All pregnant women are at risk 

· Estimated 800,000 - 1,000,000 women suffer annually

· Prior history of anxiety or depression increases your risk 

· Occurs during pregnancy and up to two years after the birth

· Lots of women experience postpartum depression with the second baby

· Negatively impacts the fetus

· All family members suffer   

· Treatable and preventable 

· Left untreated can become chronic

· Successful treatment through evidenced based practices   

· Important to speak out and seek help immediately


Benefits of Postpartum Depression Counseling

· Reduce and/ or eliminate feelings of depression and anxiety 

 · Feel confident about yourself as a parent

· Increase the bond between you and your baby 

· Find pleasure in motherhood / fatherhood

· Improve sleeping and eating habit

· Return to your prior self


By taking care of yourself, you take care of your baby.  


Contact me at 253.300.2710 or by email at colleen@bowersockcounseling.com  to book your complementary 30-minute phone consultation to decide  whether my approach works for you.