It’s normal for mothers to feel overjoyed as well as overwhelmed. Whether you have one child or five, it’s not easy for anyone to juggle the many responsibilities of being a parent. (Especially soon after the considerable experience of labor and birth.) Too many changes at once often bring too many emotions at once. In fact, most women go through the “baby blues” for a few days or weeks following the baby’s arrival. However, an estimated 10-20 percent of all women experience more serious postpartum depression or anxiety.
We are here to help. If you or someone you know is having a difficult time, contact us at 262-243-7408. Your physician or doula can discuss your feelings privately so you and your baby are both safe and healthy.
All mothers and family members are also welcome to join us at The Birth Hospital for free postpartum support—one on one or in a group setting. Our informal and confidential gathering is led by Postpartum Support International training facilitator Ann Grauer, IBCLC, CD DONA.
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. in The Birth Hospital’s Family Room