At Mindful Soul, We Care About Maternal Mental Health.
Maternal Mental Health is a term that refers to the mental health of a mother during conception, pregnancy, and the first year postpartum. While most people only are familiar with the term, Postpartum Depression, there is actually a range of maternal mental health issues that can occur during a woman’s motherhood journey. Like the aptly named title of maternal mental health expert Karen Kleiman’s book, This Isn’t What I Expected, many mothers are caught off guard by the unexpected issues that arise during the early stages of being a mom. In fact, as many as 1 in 5 women experience mental health challenges when having a baby.
You don’t have to suffer in silence.
Here’s the thing. . . you don’t have to do this alone. Even those of us that have amazing friends and Facebook mommy groups to validate us, supportive partners, or lots of nearby family support can still suffer from maternal mental health problems. Investing in the support of a trained maternal mental health professional can be a total game-changer.
At Mindful Soul Center for Wellbeing, we provide assessment and treatment of the full range of maternal mental health issues as well as areas of concern that frequently come up for trying, expectant, and new moms:
Support During Your Children’s Early Years
From midnight feedings to toddler temper tantrums, motherhood in the early years can be filled with snuggles, boo-boos, mealtime messes, and more. As babyhood moves to toddlerhood, you may start to experience feelings of anxiety about parenting, shifts in relationships with your partner or spouse, stress over your changing body, and a sense of loss for the woman you were before the mother you have become. The growing pains of motherhood are common but at times can feel overwhelming and cause increased feelings of anxiety or depression, isolation, and even anger and frustration.
Superior Training and Expertise in Maternal Mental Health in Three Locations!
Our maternal mental health therapists are committed to excellence and have received training from experts in this field such as Karen Kleiman, The Postpartum Stress Center, and Postpartum Support International.
We now proudly offer Maternal Mental Health Services in both Audubon and Medford offices as well as our satellite office at The Village in Collingswood. The Village is a community of women focused businesses dedicated to providing a safe space and supportive resources to empower women and their families throughout pregnancy and parenthood. Offering our services in such a unique, mom-powered environment was the perfect location for our maternal health services to expand and grow!