So, You're a New Parent... How's that going?
No matter how much you read or watched videos or thought you were prepared... there is nothing like having a new little person in your home.
It's been a roller coaster... learning about the pregnancy, body changes, discomfort, people touching you, other's thoughts about your pregnancy, and then the delivery.
Now that baby is home, it's time to get to know each other. This is an important time for everyone in the family.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety issues can arise anytime from the start of pregnancy through the first year of caring for your new baby. PMADs can also occur for new parents through foster care and adoption.
The New Parent Check-In is created for you! I remember the tired days, the late night feedings, the feeling I'd never catch up and wondering if I was doing it all right. This program will also monitor for any PMAD concerns to bring to your doctor.
If you ask (and even if you don't), you will receive advice from well-meaning people in your life. This group will help you navigate changes that come with your new parent role and meet with others that are like you.
This is a judgement free zone. You are encouraged to come as you are... the goal is to get your day started with support and encouragement.
There is a lot of adjustment to be done in the first few months, let alone that first year. This time can bring forth all sorts of feelings. The group is a safe place to bring up these issues.