Maternal Mental Health

Is bonding with your baby harder than you thought it would be?

If you answer yes to some or all of these questions, it could indicate that you may be experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder:

  • Are you feeling sad or depressed?
  • Have you felt disconnected from your partner?
  • Do you feel like this isn’t what you expected?
  • Have you been irritable or angry with those around you?
  • Do you feel worried or scared?
  • Are you comparing yourself to other mothers?
  • Do you have upsetting thoughts that get stuck in your head?
  • Are you feeling like you lost your sense of self?
  • Do you worry that it is going to feel like this forever?
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We believe in an integrative and holistic approach to help you make the changes you want. Contact us now to schedule an appointment or to request a 20 minute free phone consultation. During this session, you will be invited to share your story and ask any questions you may have.

If you’ve answered yes to these questions, know that you are not alone. You are not to blame. You deserve support and care.

Welcome to Mountain Vista Psychology. We have counselors specifically trained and specialized in supporting you through this time! Becoming a parent is one of the most complex and life-altering transitions that a person can experience. In spite of what we may see on television and in movies, the transition to parenthood can often be very challenging and bring unexpected feelings. Notably, experts estimate that 80% of new mothers will experience mood swings or “the baby blues” during the first 2-3 weeks after birth. However, for some moms, these symptoms subside in 2-3 weeks. Others may experience more intense symptoms that last for longer than 3 weeks. Symptoms may also appear at any time during pregnancy or the first 12 months after childbirth.

We can help new moms and their partners communicate effectively and to put the supports that are needed into place. We support moms, dads, birthing and non-birthing parents through all stages of parenthood including:

  • Pre-Pregnancy
  • Fertility concerns and decision-making
  • Miscarriage, preterm, infant loss, or termination of pregnancy
  • Preparing for a subsequent pregnancy
  • Processing ideas, fears, and expectations of pregnancy and parenthood
  • Pregnancy
  • Adjusting to bodily changes and self-image
  • Coping with a traumatic birth
  • Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Mood Disorders
  • Supporting a partner during their pregnancy
  • Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Mood Disorders
  • Adjusting to bodily changes
  • Creating a new self-image that incorporates parenthood
  • Creating a work-life balance
  • Bonding with your new baby
  • Managing expectations from partners and family members
  • Supporting a partner post-pregnancy
  • Parenthood
  • Adjustments to marriage with the addition of a new baby
  • Supporting children as they adjust to a new sibling
  • Building a support network
  • Supporting a partner with a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder

If you or a partner needs support in any of these areas, please reach out to us so we can help! You can call 720-583-9332 or email