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Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

You’re doing your usual morning routine when you suddenly started feeling dizzy and throwing up. As you’re completely sure that you didn’t eat anything the night before that might have caused you to wobble and vomit, you bought a pregnancy test kit to find out if your suspicion is true. After a couple of minutes, your pregnancy test results turned out positive. Whereas another expectant mother would’ve gone ecstatic with the news, you had negative feelings about it instead. Those feelings, unfortunately, didn’t go away at all during your pregnancy and even after giving birth to your baby. If you’re an expectant mother and currently suffering from perinatal depression and anxiety, we at Life Resolutions Croydon can you overcome them.

What Are Some of the Symptoms of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety?

Your emotions become heightened by the time you become pregnant due to the chemical and hormonal changes happening inside your body. But whereas most other pregnant women might find it easy to get over being sad, worried, or disinterested, you might have found yourself harboring those feelings during and even after your pregnancy. However, those same feelings don’t pop up without any warning signs at all. In fact, you might have started experiencing any of these symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety which then led you to view your pregnancy as an awful event in your life rather than something that you should welcome with a smile.

  • You’re crying more often than you should, especially if you found yourself shedding some tears over something that most other pregnant women don’t find to be worth crying.
  • You’ve suddenly lost interest in doing things that you used to enjoy doing before you got pregnant.
  • You aren’t eating as much as you should, especially as pregnant women like you need more nutrition for your baby to come out healthy and not physically weak.
  • You’re binge eating to cope with your feelings of anxiety and sadness which can also put your baby’s health at risk.
  • You’re having trouble trying to form a maternal bond with the baby that you’re carrying.
  • You’re thinking of having your baby aborted.

How Can We Help You in Treating Your Perinatal Depression and Anxiety?

At Life Resolutions Croydon, we make an important distinction between depression and anxiety as experienced by people who don’t have any capacity at all to become pregnant versus those same mental health concerns as applicable to someone like you who’s either pregnant or had recently given birth to your baby. You can take comfort in the fact that the perinatal depression and anxiety you’re having right now while reading this is completely curable. Here are a couple of methods that we may use to treat your perinatal depression and anxiety:

1. Antidepressants

Antidepressant medications – or uppers if you wish to call them that way – are specially designed to counter the ill effects of perinatal depression and anxiety that you as a new mother are experiencing.

2. Cognitive behavioral therapy

A method of treatment wherein the therapist that we’ll be assigning to you would try to engage in a conversation with you and dig deep into what’s causing your perinatal depression and anxiety.

Being pregnant with your baby should be a cause for celebration. After all, not everyone can carry and bring forth new life into this world. But we also understand that you might not be as receptive to the fact that you’re pregnant. So instead of feeling ecstatic about the new chapter in your life that is your pregnancy, you might be experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety which should be reason enough for you to give us at Life Resolutions Croydon a call. Our trained staff of psychologists, counselors, and therapists can help you treat your perinatal depression and anxiety so that your baby can grow up to have a mentally well mother by their side.

Where is Our Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Service Located?

We are conveniently located 209 Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon, 3136 Victoria, Australia.

To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256