While pregnancy is a beautiful and wonderous journey, it can also be a time of uncertainty, worry, and stress. Some parents may develop conditions such as perinatal depression or anxiety as a result of both changes to the body and life adjustments made during pregnancy. These changes can be difficult to handle, but professional psychological support can help you and your partner manage.
Our Life Resolutions Principal Psychologist, Mary Magalotti, is a mother herself and is passionate about ensuring all parents have access to services to help them cope with the changes of pregnancy.
The Symptoms of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety:
- Feelings of anxiety and worry, especially about your child’s health
- Strong, uncontrollable emotions, such as frequent crying
- Feeling overwhelmed or out of control
- Difficulties with sleeping and lethargy throughout the day
- Feelings of guilt or hopelessness
Perinatal Counselling at Life Resolutions
Our Life Resolutions counselling centre provides perinatal depression counselling for all parents – no matter their gender. It is important to understand that these feelings of depression or anxiety do not make you a bad parent – they are temporary and treatable. However, if you or your partner are struggling to cope with the challenges of pregnancy, it is important you seek out professional support to help you manage.
The Life Resolutions Team is Here to Help
If you or someone you love is experiencing perinatal depression or anxiety, Mary Magalotti and the Life Resolutions team urges you to reach out and seek support. Our psychology team at Life Resolutions provide dedicated services for those with perinatal depression and anxiety.