Becoming a parent can be joyous and brings a happy time. However, it can also be complicated, confusing and overwhelming. At Blossoming Minds Therapy, we understand the complexities that pregnancy can bring and offer specialized Pregnancy Therapy to support you through this incredible journey.
Our Pregnancy Therapy is designed to provide you with empathetic support, advice, and resources to navigate the emotional and psychological characteristics of this incredible chapter in your life. It is essential to mention that this therapy is not only applicable to pregnant ones but also to their partners. We provide Support for Partners too!
Anxiety and Depression during Pregnancy
Everyone's experience of pregnancy is different. Pregnancy brings physical changes as well as some common emotional changes in the antenatal period. This might include sadness or loss, feelings of grief, as well as shifts in your intimate and family relationships or an evolving sense of who you are and what’s significant to you. If you are experiencing any changes that are impacting your daily life and mental or emotional well-being during pregnancy, it's good to talk to someone.
Common reasons for seeking therapy during pregnancy
What Pregnancy Therapy Can Help With:
- Anxiety and Stress: Coping with the uncertainty and stress that come with pregnancy.
- Depression: Handling feelings of sadness or low mood during pregnancy.
- Pregnancy Loss: Offering support for those who have experienced stillbirth or miscarriage.
- High-Risk Pregnancy: Addressing the anxiety and emotional challenges connected with high-risk pregnancies.
- Relationship Concerns: Managing relationship changes and dynamics during pregnancy.
- Body Image Issues: Exploring and encouraging a healthy body image during pregnancy.
- Preparation for Parenthood: Helping you and your partner at each step of the transition to parenthood.
Pregnancy loss can have a significant impact on the mental health of both partners. It can be a traumatic experience that may result in grief, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and they may experience a range of emotions, including grief, sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety, and depression. Partners can also experience significant emotional and psychological distress from the loss of a pregnancy, and mental health professionals need to recognise and address this impact to provide appropriate help and support. So, it is important to seek a therapist and get some help!
Support for Partner
Numerous studies have shown the importance of partner support during pregnancy and the impact it can have on the mental and physical health of pregnant women and their babies.
How can you be a supportive partner?
You’re not the only one who is asking this question. Many partners want to support their expectant partners but feel uncertain of how to go about it. They are unsure of what their partner wants or needs, and what the most suitable way is to get involved. Well, the best thing to start with is to ask. Our counsellors/psychotherapists will always suggest you ask what your partner wants.
But you can’t always go on asking for everything. Remember she can be emotional too. Too many questions can be trouble. What to do then?
Some tips from us:
- Educate yourself about the transition
- Get yourself involved
- Talk to her
- Ask the right questions
- Provide her with physical and emotional support
You can also seek help. We at Blossoming Minds Therapy are here to provide Support!
We care and we are here to listen!
We know that women have the freedom to make their own decisions about their pregnancies, free from judgement or fear. We are here to listen and support you and your partners.
Embrace the support you deserve during this amazing journey of pregnancy. If you are ready to take the next step in cultivating your emotional well-being, reach out to us. You can also go for complementary therapies that are used alongside care to treat a person’s mind, body, or both.
Contact us today to schedule a FREE 15-minute discovery call and take the first step towards improving your emotional well-being during the pregnancy. Our clinical psychotherapists are here to help you thrive as you navigate the beautiful path to motherhood.
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