Having a child is one of the most monumental, exciting and life-changing experiences one can go through. It can also be a time of anxiety, fear, stress and uncertainty. Whether you had an easy time conceiving or have been struggling with fertility issues and losses, feelings can come up that are complex, confusing worth talking about.
Therapy can help you move through the experience of pregnancy with less stress by allowing you to explore your feelings about parenthood, your models of parenting and your anxieties and fears around labor, birth and everything afterwards.
Therapy postpartum can also provide a space to process the birth (whether it was traumatic or relatively easy), normalize the roller coaster of hormones and emotions, and help you transition into your new life and new role as a parent.