PARENTING
 

Becoming a parent is

a BIG change



“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

Elizabeth Stone


A nd with that change comes much joy, unimaginable love, and yes, a surprising amount of loss. Loss of sleep. Loss of time... Income. Balance... Loss of the belief that you would never repeat your parents' mistakes. And sometimes, in the darker moments, you might even feel like you're losing your mind.

The reality is that being a mother, a father, a parent, can be outright overwhelming. 


Being a parent takes a special kind of bravery. Yet it also provides opportunity to heal wounds from childhood, and protect those you love--and in-turn generations to come--from unnecessary pain and suffering.
We can learn skills that will help us break cycles now so that our beloved sons and daughters will grow up to be the kinds of people we hope they will become. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and at 1A Wellness our clinicians have tools to help you better regulate your emotions, and more effectively care for yourself and for your children.

 

You're NOT alone

 

 

  • Maternal depression is a major public health problem in the United States, with an estimated 1 in 10 children experiencing a depressed mother in any given year. *
  • According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 80% of mothers experience some form of the ‘baby blues’ and 15% experience postpartum depression.
  • And by a child’s 12th birthday, about 1 out of 5 fathers will have experienced one or more episodes of depression.

 

 
References **

*Ertel KA, Rich-Edwards JW, Koenen KC. Maternal depression in the United States: nationally representative rates and risks. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011;20(11):1609–1617. doi:10.1089/jwh.2010.2657

* Ko JY, Rockhill KM, Tong VT, Morrow B, Farr SL. Trends in Postpartum Depressive Symptoms — 27 States, 2004, 2008, and 2012. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:153–158. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6606a1

External

 
 

10


signs of depression

 

 

  1. Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  2. Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  3. Decreased energy, fatigue, or feeling “slowed down”
  4. Hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex
  5. Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  6. Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  7. Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  8. Thoughts of death or suicide or actual suicide attempts
  9. Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  10. Restlessness or irritability


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Meet our parenting
specialists

Each of our clinicians is a specialist. Learn more about our providers to find out which one is best for you.



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