On the arrival of a new baby to the family, with it comes the expectations of how you imagine you will be as the mother to this bundle of joy. When your expectations do not happen as you hoped and planned, a sense of failure as a mother can emerge in you. This self-judgement can become debilitating and is often suffered in silence. It is also one of many challenges to overcome during the adjustment phase of caring for your baby.
We offer therapy that will help you to identify your needs separate from the emerging needs of the baby. We also provide skills training and techniques to express these individual needs to your loved ones to enhance support during this adjustment. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way in this transition to motherhood and certainly no need to be isolated during the process.
Medicare rebates are available with a GP Mental Health Care Plan. Private Health Fund rebates may apply (no referral required).