wellness for families

Perinatal/Postpartum Therapy

Expectant motherExpectant and new parents often experience a range of emotions about becoming a parent. Often times new parents feel overwhelmed by new or more acute emotional experiences. Up to 85% of new parents experience “the baby blues” - the term used to describe the two weeks post-birth characterized by sadness or heightened anxiety. For about 20% of new parents, those feelings linger for longer and are often described as postpartum depression or anxiety.

Whether you are concerned about perinatal or postpartum depression/anxiety or looking for support as you adjust to new changes, having a safe, non-judgmental space to process through those feelings is an important part of being present for your new addition. Our therapist, Katie Fleuriet, has specific training in perinatal mental health. Below are some reasons that someone may seek out perinatal mental health:

  • Perinatal/Postpartum Anxiety
  • Perinatal/Postpartum Depression
  • Adjustment to parenthood
  • Adjustment to various relationships after the baby’s arrival
  • Maternal mental health
  • Feelings of isolation/loneliness

Resources

Postpartum Support International

Sentier Psychotherapy
670 Cleveland Ave. South
St. Paul, MN 55116
(763) 913 - 8261
msigmon@sentiertherapy.com
Highland Park Neighborhood