What are women’s issues that I might experience?
While being a woman is empowering, sometimes hormonal and lifespan transitions can lead us to experience difficult emotional issues. Women are susceptible to unique reproduction challenges, hormone issues, and any associated sadness, hopelessness, fear or anxiety. Specific women’s issues that we support and guide include:
- Premenstrual disorder
- Pregnancy anxiety/depression
- Postpartum anxiety/depression
- Traumatic labor experience
- Miscarriage/ infant loss
At our New York City offices, BeWELL Psychotherapy clinicians collaborate alongside women who may find it hard to heal from loss. We recognize that in many women’s lives there comes a time in which they may feel disconnected from family, partners, and friends. We’re here to help.
How do you work with women during pregnancy or postpartum?
Sometimes pregnancy and the year following childbirth are not at all how we expected it to be. You might find that you are anxious, irritable, or otherwise sad. The reality is that if this resonates with you, then you might be one of the 1 in 5 women who experience pregnancy/postpartum disorder.
We have to wonder: if 1 in 5 women report feeling sad in this capacity, how many more women might be having this experience yet arenot talking about it? It’s important to acknowledge your experience as legitimate (whether it be during pregnancy, traumatic labor, or postpartum); there are both physically and emotionally demanding challenges that come with having a baby.
In addition to pregnancy-related challenges, we support women who have challenges with fertility. In addition to having maternal instincts biologically or a want for a family physiologically, there are societal pressures as well to procreate. We recognize and understand how some women have a hard time conceiving; this is a situation that we treat with tremendous care and support.