Having a baby is stressful. Having a baby in the middle of a global pandemic? Even more stressful. There is no perfect solution to your stress surrounding the health and safety of your children and family during these uncertain times. However, it can be helpful to talk about your stress in order to feel less alone.
According to the CDC, reports of anxiety and depression have increased by 30.9% since COVID-19 started. That is in addition to the already reported rates of 15-20% of women reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression postpartum.
If you are feeling the pressures of new parenthood, sadness from the isolation, and anxiety surrounding the pandemic, therapy can help. Setting boundaries, stopping the thought train before it takes off, and normalizing thoughts can all reduce depression and anxiety.
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