Why the postpartum period is important to us:
All therapists at Amanda Atkins Counseling have received training in treating pregnancy and postpartum issues. Not only are we all passionate about moms, we just so happen to all be moms and know first hand how difficult motherhood can be. 1 in 7 moms suffer from postpartum depression as well as 1 in 10 dads. Postpartum depression and anxiety is highly treatable by therapy and there is no need to suffer alone.
Symptoms of Postpartum Depression or Anxiety:
Feeling sad or depressed
Constant worry or anxiety
Problems with sleeping or eating (too much, too little)
Difficulty bonding or attaching to baby
Upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind
Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
If you are struggling with any of the above symptoms please contact us today.
Important Resources for Chicago Moms:
The NorthShore Mom’s Line - 866.364.MOMS This confidential hotline is open 24-hours a day and staffed by licensed therapists. Please call this line if you are in urgent need of help.
Illinois Support and Help for PMAD’s (postpartum mood & anxiety disorders)
Moms of Multiples - resources for twin and triplet parents
Postpartum Depression - Chicago Tribune, 2016