Prenatal and Postpartum Counseling
Having a baby is one of the most wonderful experiences life has to offer. But that doesn’t mean it comes easy for everyone.
Pregnancy can be emotionally and physically challenging for a lot of people. Counseling can help you navigate these challenges, while providing you the comfort that you’re not alone in feeling overwhelmed.
What is prenatal and postpartum counseling?
Prenatal and postpartum counseling allows you to speak to a certified expert who is well-versed in the emotional highs and lows of pregnancy and birth. They offer a lending ear as well as a perspective that will help you deal with your situation in a better way.
Depending on how you’re feeling, prenatal and postpartum counseling can cover topics such as:
- Anxiety surrounding parenthood
- The physical drain of pregnancy
- Fear of labor
- Postpartum blues
- Role of your partner in your support
- The identity shift that comes with motherhood
- Breastfeeding issues
- Establishing boundaries with family members
- Regaining self-worth as a mother
- Feelings of being a bad parent
Why is it important for mothers?
Pregnancy comes with a significant shift in your body and emotions. Learning how to deal with it can be overwhelming and lonely. While having a partner and a support system can help, they might not quite understand what you’re going through.
Counseling allows you to speak to someone who has helped others like you and knows what you’re experiencing. They can help you open up and encourage conversations you might not otherwise have.
Mothers can think of it as a guiding hand they can hold on to when they feel lost and lonely.
Does Birth Center Stone Oak offer counseling?
As part of an overall healthy pregnancy, we offer prenatal and postpartum counseling through Gurno Counseling, LLC. Due to the change in dynamics within yourself during pregnancy, both physical and emotional, it is crucial to have the right kind of support and understanding throughout the journey. Angela Gurno, MS, LPC, NCC, can help you and your family with issues during and after your pregnancy with guidance and resources.
Counseling appointments are available to our clients. Appointments are required. Please call 210-502-5004 for insurance questions, rates, and scheduling.