I call it:
I call it:
Mom-a-morph-osis is a term I've created that explains the emotional and mental changes many new mothers endure as they transcend into motherhood. From the moment you found out you were expecting, your entire world changed. Decisions were to be made, and everyone seemed to have an opinion every step of the way. A constant flow of well-intentioned advice from friends, family members, co-workers and even strangers on the street came on everything from your weight gain ("are you sure there aren't two in there?"), feeding ("you ARE going to breastfeed, RIGHT?"), and circumcision (amongst other hot topics in the world of babies) either left you unsure, scared, anxious, or annoyed. However, you had your visions of what life as a new mom would be like. You pictured your routine, your child's personality, and your anticipated feelings of seeing your baby for the first time. By the time baby came, it felt like you had reached the end of a emotional roller-coaster ride. Only some time later (whether days, weeks, or months), you realized the ride had only begun. Things weren't going exactly as you had envisioned and this was creating some emotional problems for you. Everyone else makes it look so easy, but why is it so hard for me?
Have you been suffering with anxiety, guilt, depression, or other negative emotions? Have you struggled to sleep or eat, been easily agitated, or felt like you will never be "normal" again? Do you feel like you don't know who you are anymore?
Let's talk. Lets figure it out.
I know I am a MOM, but WHO am I?
Really, though, who am I ?
My name is Jenny. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with a background in Sociology and Women's Studies. I am a certified Perintal Mental Health Specialist. Most importantly, I am a mom. I have been where you are. I can help you, on both a professional and personal level. Please do not be afraid to reach out for help
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