Pregnancy

Perinatal and Postpartum Counseling Charlotte NC

Although pregnancy can be an exciting time, it can also be extremely overwhelming, stressful, and even frightening.  Physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy can bring about irritability, mood swings, discomfort, and fatigue, as well as anxiety about the pregnancy and one's ability to provide for and care for a baby.  Many of these stressors can be managed relatively easily, but sometimes, the hormonal, physical, and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy can manifest as a Perinatal Mood and/or Anxiety Disorder.  An unplanned pregnancy can easily disrupt one's expectations and goals for the future.  Additionally, 1 in 10 pregnancies will experience some sort of medical complication, which can impact the mother and the family unit significantly.  Many mothers and families seek therapy, simply to plan for the birth of their child or children, as well as to explore changing roles, expectations, and family dynamics, while others want assistance working through significant emotional distress and anxiety that begins during pregnancy. 

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