By Anonymous - 25/06/2022 10:00
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You need to talk to your midwife and a therapist, it's vital for both your health and your son. Postpartum depression is no laughing matter, it can turn into a severe healthrisk for the mother, as well as a threat to the child, depending on how much the other parent is helping. It also generally becomes worse for women who wasn't 100% sure they wanted to have a kid when they got pregnant, or for women who initially wanted to stay voluntarily childless.
This happens to a lot of new moms, you are not alone and there are tools that can help 💜 One of which is to seek out a mental health professional. Here's a a few tips if you decide to pursue that path - When looking for a therapist, do your research just as when looking for a regular doctor. There's different modalities. To name a few that have pretty solid research behind them: -Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) -Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) -Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) -Emotion-Focused Therapy Remember that any therapist you find is working for *you*. You are allowed to ask for their qualifications, certifications, schooling, etc. You are allowed to tell them no. A very important question to ask them is if they *also* see a therapist. Any therapist that tells you they don't need their own therapist probably isn't a very good one.