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Who Wouldn’t Want Their Own Personal Cheerleader?

Counseling for postpartum depression is available at Postpartum Wellness in Arlington, VA

Motherhood comes with a range of changes both physical and emotional. It is an exciting and challenging time. You have this new bundle of joy that requires all of your attention and care, not to mention lack of sleep, changes in friendships and other relationships, anxiety, guilt, and the dilemmas surrounding career and family. While it might feel overwhelming to...[ read more ]

Too Many Choices: Breast, Formula, Work, SAHM, Daycare?

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Wow. Our world is more complicated every single day. We’re all too busy. And, no. It has not always been this way. We live in a time of unprecedented access to information and expertise. While this sounds like a great thing, it can be detrimental to new parents. What are you supposed to do? Who are you supposed to listen...[ read more ]

It’s Complicated: How To Deal With Relationship Changes After Baby’s Arrival

People on a rollercoaster, headed into a dark tunnel. Just like the rollercoaster of emotions you may be experiencing as a new parent! Postpartum Wellness - therapist in Reston, VA - Northern Virginia Counseling

Baby is here! The busy time in the hospital, or with your midwife, is over. You are over the moon that your sweet baby is happy and healthy. As a couple, you've never been more in love. Now that you're home, things should get smoother and easier, right? While Simple, Taking Care of a New Baby is NOT Always Easy...[ read more ]

Am I Dealing With Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

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“Everyone experiences this, right?”, “It’s totally normal to feel a little down after having a baby.”, and “...maybe I’m just going crazy.” Yes. I know. We’ve heard all of those sentiments and SO many more. Is it normal? Absolutely. Especially during the first couple weeks after the baby is born. In fact, the majority of women will have symptoms of...[ read more ]

Hiring Help for Postpartum

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You’ve never been busier, have you? Whether you are pregnant or have just celebrated the birth of your new baby, this is often an overwhelming and busy time. Parties, plans, classes and more…we do all of this when we are preparing for a baby’s birth, but there is very little planning and preparation done in advance for the postpartum months....[ read more ]

Ten Signs It’s Time to Seek Therapy for Postpartum Depression

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You just had a baby. Everyone is oOo-ing and aww-ing over that sweet little bundle and asking you a million questions. You are sleep deprived. You’re hungry. Plus, you’re covered in sweat, spit up and not sure when you showered last. Perhaps, your baby is turning a year old soon! But, you have no idea why you can’t seem to...[ read more ]

Community Solutions For Motherhood

Becoming a mother fulfills a woman’s identity. Or, does it? Traditional American family values look to mothers to provide nurturing, guidance, and growth to the family unit, whether they are stay-at-home mothers or working mothers. Juggling personal and family relationships while keeping the house tidy, making sure children have clean clothes, and attending pediatric medical appointments, oftentimes contribute to mothers...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Support a Friend Through Pregnancy Loss

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Your friend or family member lost a baby. Maybe the loss was a miscarriage or perhaps it a stillbirth. The bottom line is that the precious infant your friend was supposed to bring home, love on and raise isn't coming home. From the moment they accepted in their heart that this baby would be part of their family, they envisioned...[ read more ]

What if I forget to take my baby out of the car? Good parents still have scary thoughts

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You’ve heard the stories on the news. You may have even thought, “how could someone possibly forget that they had the baby in the car with them?” Then, you have a baby and suddenly your mind turns against you. How can you trust that you won’t do the same thing to your baby? How can you be trusted to be...[ read more ]

5 Simple Steps to Fight Depression With a Baby in the NICU

You’ve been preparing and planning for months, even years. After enduring the excitement of labor and birth, you are now separated from your beautiful new baby so they can receive intensive medical care. You may be grateful for advancements in medicine which allow this incredible baby to thrive in a safe environment. You may be saddened to miss many of...[ read more ]