Infertility/Pregnancy Loss/Postpartum Depression

Counseling for Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy Loss or Infertility in Medina, Ohio

Infertility

 

Infertility refers to not only women who can’t become pregnant, but also women who continuously have miscarriages or stillbirths. Unfortunately, infertility is fairly common. About 15% of women who have been trying for a year experience it. The cause can be either from the man or the woman. Either way, it can be difficult for the individual and can put strain on a relationship. Counseling may be necessary to help decide what is next and to explore options.

 

 

Pregnancy Loss

 

Losing a baby is never an easy subject. You may feel hopeless and like no one understands what you are going through. It can put a divide in couples and make them wonder if they will ever be able to have a baby of their own. Severe grief and depression can be the result of a difficult miscarriage or still birth.

If you already have children, it can be difficult to explain or talk about your experience to your kids. You may have feel like you as a woman have failed yourself and your family. Know that there is hope and you do not have to feel guilty. Counseling can help you grieve in a productive way and teach you to ways to cope.

 

 

Postpartum Depression (PPD)

 

It is a very common thing for mothers to experience¬†“the baby blues.” If your symptoms last for longer than two weeks straight, it is possible that you have postpartum depression. It is very important to seek help if you feel yourself slipping into a depressed state. Most mothers never report their feelings of sadness.

 

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

 

  • Sadness/emptiness
  • Feeling lonely
  • Crying often
  • Lack of enjoyment of usual activities
  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy
  • Being uninterested in your baby
  • Excessive worry about your baby
  • Being unable to care for your baby
  • Avoiding family or friends

 

 

Difference Between Depression and PPD

 

The main difference between regular clinical depression and postpartum depression is all in the timing. After you give birth, there are a lot of hormones in your body. An off-balance amount of Estrogen and Progesterone cause depression in women who just gave birth. If you are more sensitive to these shifts in hormones, you could be at risk for postpartum depression

 

 

Infertility/Pregnancy Loss/Postpartum Depression Clinicians