Emotional Support From Pregnancy to After Birth
Parenting Coaching supports you emotionally from pregnancy to after birth, so you can begin parenting with confidence. Some stress during pregnancy is very normal as your body goes through a myriad of changes and you come to terms with your new life as a parent. However, excess stress has been shown to be detrimental to your health, impacts your quality of sleep and can be harmful to your developing baby.
Experiencing high levels and long periods of stress has been shown to impact the growth and length of pregnancies and can increase the risks of health problems in your child later on in life. So, it's not something that should be ignored.
In addition to seeking the support of a medical doctor, midwife and/or birth doula, it's important to also have the support of a trained counsellor to provided you with the emotional support you need as you transition from pregnancy to motherhood.
Parenting counselling from pregnancy to after birth, is a proven way of receiving personalised support to deal with stress, anxiety, overwhelm, exhaustion and so much more. The difference with Help For Mums parenting counselling is that we come from a parenting perspective. We know the challenges parents face in trying to maintain a healthy, happy and fulfilling life, whilst trying to raise healthy/happy children.
Pregnancy and parenthood is very exciting but is often very daunting for new parents. If you're feeling worried, overwhelmed or just want someone to hold your hand along the way, Help For Mums is here to provide you with the guidance and support you need. If you're unsure of whether you might need help, have a look at the symptoms below to see if they resonate with you.
It's common to find yourself worrying about your pregnancy and getting overwhelmed by all the advice about what you should and shouldn't do to grow a healthy baby. It's also very common to fear you're not doing enough or you're doing something wrong when your newborn arrives.
New mothers often report feeling alone and isolated after becoming parents. It's common for new mothers to lose themselves in parenting, feel anxious about leaving the house alone in case the baby needs a feed, nappy change or won't stop crying in public. This fear can cause mothers to isolate themselves alone to avoid being judged or criticised by others.
Being a new mum is very exciting and babies are wonderful, but they are also very vulnerable and a huge responsibility. New mothers often feel unprepared for the exhaustion, relentlessness and monotony of motherhood and lack effective coping strategies to deal with the emotional rollercoaster of motherhood.
New parents often don't take the time to discuss their family values and the expectations of extended family members - prior to bringing a new baby into the home. This can cause couples to fight amongst themselves or with family members who have competing values and beliefs about how a child should be raised and how often family members should look after the child.
As an expectant new parent, you are likely to want everything to be perfect before the baby comes home. However, it's important to set aside time to manage your finances and to agree on when you return to work and in what capacity - prior to becoming parents. This will ensure you are on the same page with your partner and can enjoy your parental leave without having to stress about financial issues in the background.
All our parenting coaching is provided online via Zoom or phone, so you don't have to worry about travel and can have your sessions even in the hospital when you really need that emotional support after childbirth - when the 3 day post birth baby blues can set in.
12 weekly parenting coaching sessions with pregnant and new mums (and their partners if preferred) - holding your hand from pregnancy to after birth.
You can choose to begin your 12 week sessions any time during your pregnancy to maximise your support when you feel you will need it most. However, we find most mothers prefer to begin around the 6/7 month mark of their pregnancy to feel emotionally ready for the birth.
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