The journey of becoming a parent can evoke powerful emotions, changes in relationships, and questions about oneself. It is an all-encompassing experience that is filled with incredible joys, but also baffling contradictions and challenges. For many parents, the mixture of sleep-deprivation, financial stress, work changes, role & relationship changes, and the demands of a baby can introduce or exacerbate anxiety and/or depression. Memories and experiences from childhood can also return with new relevance, and power -- and may require updated understanding for this new chapter of life.
If you allow it, parenthood is rich with opportunity to discover new strengths, aspects of a more expansive self, and a deeper connection to partner and baby. Through supported exploration of feelings, expectations, and experiences, individuals & couples are better prepared for all the changes that are a part of establishing a new "normal" with baby.