Will you be the 1 in 5?
Depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum is a big problem, not just for 1 in 5 women, but for their partners and children as well. Left untreated, it can lead to lasting consequences for the family, and even death. Stigma – the fear of embarrassment and shame – keeps us from telling our friends, “this is tough” or “I’m struggling.” Fortunately, more new parents have been getting real and sharing openly and honestly about their struggles.
Even better, the medical community is FINALLY noticing, too. OB/GYNs have always been good about screening blood pressure and urine, but they are finally admitting postpartum depression is the single most common complication of childbirth. Last year ACOG updated their postpartum protocol to check in with moms more often and to ask about both mental and physical health. Now we want systems to prevent mood and anxiety disorders.
But counseling is expensive, far away,
more than I need…
I often hear barriers to counseling.
- Do you have trouble finding someone that takes your insurance?
- Are you so busy with prenatal appointments, you can’t take more time off work to see a therapist?
- Are you not sure you need psychotherapy, but want to learn strategies to prevent postpartum mood and anxiety disorders?
What if you could learn how to prevent postpartum depression and anxiety…
- From your own home – anywhere in the world?
- With a combination of videos, reading and journaling?
- At any time that works for you?
- On your own schedule, at your own pace?
- From your own computer, tablet or phone?
- In 8 classes for the cost of one therapy session?