Despite your exhaustion, you still can’t sleep. You try to turn off the nagging thoughts, but they just seem to grow stronger.
The baby’s asleep. Your partner’s asleep. You’re wide awake… and miserable.
So you lie there, thinking about all the things you have to do. You think about what you should have done or should have said.
Then those thoughts start to creep in- thoughts about something happening to the baby, of not being able to protect them.
You may even have thoughts of harming the baby- something you know you would never do.
You begin to wonder, “what’s wrong with me?”
You may have Postpartum Depression or Anxiety.
The truth is that pregnancy and postpartum can bring unique challenges to individuals and couples.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, or PMADs, are the most common complication following childirth, and they can affect both women and men. (About 1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men.)
Despite their prevalence, PMADs often go undiagnosed and untreated. When this happens, it can affect a person for years after childbirth, impacting their self-esteem, their relationships with others, and their careers.
The good news is that PMADs are highly treatable. A trained mental health professional can help you conquer your depression and anxiety so you can reclaim your joy.
At Mindful Life Counseling, we understand that the joys of parenthood aren’t always so joy-full.
Mark Cagle has specialized training in the treatment of PMADs and can help you reclaim your joy.
Being a new mom or dad can be tough. Without proper help and support, it can feel overwhelming.
Don’t let depression or anxiety prevent you from having the happy family you’ve always dreamed of. Call now!
Have questions? Not sure if counseling is right for you? Great!
Schedule your free consultation online 24 hours a day. Pick a time that works for you, and we will discuss what you have been experiencing, talk about your treatment options, and determine what is the best fit for you.
There is no pressure and no obligation. I want you to get the help you need and deserve, even if it's not with me.
A Little About Mark
I am a counselor, a father, and a husband. I understand the struggle of trying to balance the demands of work and home.
I work with new and expecting parents to help them solidify their relationships, bond with their babies, and overcome their depression and anxiety so that they can have happier, healthier lives.
The best gift that you can give your child(ren) is two healthy parents who have a healthy relationship between them.
Being a parent can be tough.
Sometimes it can feel impossible.
You may feel overwhelmed and exhausted.
I can help.
For more information about me, check out my about page.