The pregnancy and postpartum period is expected to be a time filled with happiness and joy. Many feel that anything other than positive feelings in this time makes them a bad mother, however, this is far from the truth. Although change is exciting, change can also be scary, stressful, and overwhelming. Mental health challenges are common during this time as this is a stressful life transition.
The terms can be confusing and we don’t want that to hinder your ability to seek help. Your counsellor will provide the best care depending how far along you are.
Prenatal – The time period before birth
Perinatal – The few weeks before birth and after birth
Postpartum – The time period after birth