Carolina Counseling Services - Overcoming Postpartum Depression: Enjoying Motherhood
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Overcoming Postpartum Depression: Enjoying Motherhood
Motherhood – aside from being the biological method by which the perpetuation of the human species is ensured, it comes with a number of fantastic benefits. For many women, motherhood makes them become better human beings. It teaches them valuable life lessons and like a life mission, it can give back love, fulfillment and joy.
Yet, despite loving their child and being eager to have a family, the entire experience – from pregnancy and childbirth to parenting - is very stressful. It is the toughest job on the planet; a 24-hour job with no holiday. It will cause the levels of certain hormones to shift and many aspects of the mother’s body and life to change. These are the reasons why women are very vulnerable to depression after childbirth – this is called postpartum depression (PPD).
Are you having PPD?
Feeling the blues is considered normal after childbirth – about 80 percent of these women in America experience postpartum blues. As the body fully recovers from childbearing, the signs of the postpartum blues would tend to dissipate, but not if the symptoms indicate PPD. If you have postpartum depression, the symptoms will be intense and/or get more severe. Bouncing back can be more difficult without professional assistance.
What are the signs and symptoms of PPD? Are you feeling gloomy most of the time? Do you feel guilty, helpless, worthless and uninterested in things that matter, including your baby? Do you feel tired and irritable most of the time, and now have different sleeping and eating habits, leading to weight loss or gain? Do you feel physical pain even when your doctor couldn’t see anything wrong with you? If you say yes to three or more of these symptoms, you need a proper diagnosis.
Bouncing Back from PPD
Seeing a counselor or therapist is important so your symptoms can be properly diagnosed and treated. PPD, just like the other types of depression, is very treatable, but you may not just be able to “snap out of it” without professional help. Before your symptoms take a downward spin and to enjoy your motherhood just as nature intends it, seek help from Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
You would not want to fail in a mission as important as motherhood. Indeed, the mere thought may be enough to overwhelm you. With a body fresh from childbirth, succumbing to postpartum blues or PPD can be almost natural. To bounce back and be able to enjoy motherhood, call Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina. Remember, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Let CCS be a part of that village to raise your child, by helping you extricate yourself from the crippling symptoms of postpartum depression.
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Carolina Counseling Services contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services Fuquay-Varina contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Wake County NC
Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC