Pregnancy & Postpartum Counselling
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in life. But it can also be full of questions, worries, fear, and uncertainty. This is especially true for anyone experiencing infertility or going through fertility treatment. It can also be challenging if you have experienced pregnancy loss in the past or currently have a high-risk pregnancy.
Perinatal & Postpartum
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) such as postpartum depression and anxiety are known to occur about 15% of of the time. They can occur in either parent, regardless of gender or who carried the pregnancy. Perinatal mood changes are slightly more likely if you have experienced mental health symptoms in the past. Many parents are reluctant to talk to friends and family, for fear of judgement. But there is no need to suffer alone. Therapy can be one tool to help buffer against symptoms.
Pregnancy loss can be a lonely and emotional time. It can also be difficult to get support from friends, family members, or partners, as many do not understand this unique kind of loss. Whether you have experienced miscarriage, recurrent loss, stillbirth or neonatal loss, termination, or a genetics diagnosis, it is important to have support and strategies for coping.
- Grieve current or past pregnancy loss
- Cope with emotions when pregnant after a previous loss
- Cope with emotions when pregnant after fertility treatment
- Navigate relationship changes while pregnant
- Improve symptoms of perinatal/postpartum depression or anxiety
- Prepare for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting
- With pregnancy decision-making (pro-choice)