Does your pregnancy feel Overwhelming?
- Are you constantly worried about how the birth will go?
- Crying randomly for no apparent reason?
- Do you find yourself feeling unprepared for the baby's arrival?
- Are you hyper-aware of the baby's movements?
- Are you constantly questioning if everything is "normal" and "healthy" even when your doctor/midwife tell you things are going well?
Pregnancy is meant to be a joyful and happy time with so many wonderful moments like baby's first kick or getting to see them on-screen as they move and explore inside their first home.
Yet regularly this joy is stolen by unnecessary worry, stress, and anxiety about the pregnancy, the coming birth, and other aspects of motherhood. And many of us are SCARED to talk about it.
You look down at your baby bump and gently caress it with your hands. In that moment you are infused with a sense of wonder and excitement over your new little one. You smile to yourself as the world and time seem to stop. Your thoughts are calm as you focus on holding your bundle of joy in your arms.
When you think of birthing your baby, you get a smile on your face that enhances the pregnancy glow everyone keeps complimenting you on. You know you can handle whatever will happen.
Ahhhhh.... so relaxed, you take a deep breath feeling more connected to baby than before.
It's ok to NOT be ok
But that doesn't mean you need to live there.
Being "not ok" happens to all of us, but if you are feeling like you are constantly worried about every little thing around your pregnancy or birth, chances are that it's more than the common new mamma worries.
Not ok isn't always depression
Have you read up on postpartum depression and just felt like it doesn't fit?
And when you talk to people, they tell you there is no way you're depressed. So just stop worrying about it...
I hear ya, Mamma. I felt like I was going nuts after our oldest was born. The worries kept piling up, and I was freaking out over everything. Yet when I read up on postpartum depression, it just didn't sound like me. I talked to my doctor, and it still didn't fit.
But something was definitely off, and it was waking me up at night so I could check my baby to make sure he was still alive.
2 weeks postpartum and I had barely slept, I hadn't showered, and I was eating whatever I could grab on the run because I had to make sure that baby didn't cry for more than one squawk, or I was sure I was going to ruin him...
People told me how great I seemed to be doing, how responsive I was to baby, how I looked like I was getting everything going properly as a new mom.
What they didn't see was how I was slowly dying inside as I struggled to meet all the expectations and demands. The stress was brutal, the worry kept piling up, and I didn't even know I was dealing with anxiety.
I was definitely NOT OK, and it was not the postpartum depression everyone had warned me about.
See this chick right here?
Yeah, that's me 3 years later after giving birth to our youngest son. I'm smiling, relaxing, and not stressing about anything that went before or is yet to come.
Because I knew that no matter what comes, I have a plan on how to handle it.
Because here is the thing, Mamma. Being a new mother doesn't have to be super stressful. And it doesn't need to be packed with worry.
I know you've heard that worry, stress and anxiety come with being a mom. but..
That doesn't have to be the case.
The reality is that most of us deal with worry, stress, and anxiety in silence because we expect it. But when it starts to impact your sleep, your ability to care for your kids, and more importantly your ability to care for you, that's not ok.
What You Get
New Mom Calm gives you easy-to-read modules packed full of tools and tips on how to:
- identify common worries and how to handle them
- identify your expectations around motherhood, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, baby bonding, and much more
- identify what type of anxiety you're working with
- the difference between anxiety and depression
- how to set anxiety goals and face fears
- what is your anxiety cycle and how to break it
New Mom Calm Worksheets are designed to be printed and used with the course. They include:
- goal setting and tracking
- anxiety cycle sequence
- weekly practice sheets
- a relapse prevention plan
New Mom Calm
Where motherhood becomes enjoyable, and worries and anxiety are in your control.