International Women’s Day is a time for women to unite and support each other. Motherhood is a really important part of many women’s lives, so as we come together in support of gender equality, it’s vital that we talk to each honestly other about the struggles of being a mom. A lot is expected of us, and with all of the challenges we face as mothers, knowing we have a system of support can make a huge difference. Keep reading to learn a little more about the importance of talking about perinatal and maternal mental health and how therapy to help you become the best version of yourself will also help you be a great mother for your children.
Why It’s Important to Talk About Perinatal Mental Health
On National Women’s Day, women have an opportunity to come together and offer each other support, and that includes moms offering each other support. Too often, moms feel like they need to go it alone or that asking for help means they’re not good parents. Actually, asking for help may be the best way to be a great mom. The truth is that millions of women every year struggle at some point as they become a mother from conceiving, carrying, or delivering a child to adoption or fostering, blending families, and parenting in general. That’s why it’s so important to talk about perinatal mental health. When new moms realize they’re not alone, they may feel brave enough to reach out and receive the support they need to be great parents. Whether you’re a birth, adoptive, foster, or step-mom, you are an important part of your child’s life, and making the decision to prioritize your health and wellness is also a decision to prioritize your child.
The Benefits of Therapy for Perinatal Mental Health & Wellness
For women in need of support to improve perinatal and maternal mental health, therapy offers a range of benefits, including:
Work with the Greater Houston Counseling Services Team
If you’re considering therapy for perinatal mental health, we would love to hear from you. At Greater Houston Counseling Services, many of our skilled therapists work with expectant and new moms. If you’re struggling with the transition to motherhood or having other difficulties related to being a mom, please reach out to get started with therapy sessions in one of our three Houston area practices.