Certified as a Trauma Informed Professional, a Childbirth Educator, and in Effective Communication, I offer Trauma and Postpartum consultation including evidence based information, non-clinical assessment, and suggested methods of healing/referrals to healthcare professionals as needed.
Cost is income-based.
Birth and sexually related trauma, family trauma, and secondary trauma related to family or childbirth can cause traumatic stress responses that can affect family dynamics, relationships, and parenting.
It is common to experience a variety of emotions, including feeling “down” following the birth of a baby. We refer to this normal response to childbirth as “postpartum baby blues” and find that it primarily occurs around the third day after delivery and typically lasts around 48 hours, though can last as long as six weeks.
Perinatal (referring to a period of time before and after giving birth) mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD’S) are triggered mainly by hormonal changes, can occur before, right after, or up to a year postpartum, and include Postpartum depression, anxiety, postpartum post traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and postpartum psychosis. Each are recognized mental illnesses with varying degrees of occurrence, severity, and need for intervention. Partners can also suffer from PMAD’s.
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD’S) can be treated, and will go away with the right help and care.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please reach out.
- discomfort or fear around the baby
- low self-esteem, guilt, feeling dependent
- feeling mostly down and/or hopeless, lack of joy
- trouble sleeping, waking up, or both
- decrease in appetite
- irritability, moodiness, restlessness
- social withdrawal
- excessive worry or fear
- lack of concentration/forgetfulness
- feeling overwhelmed, difficulty coping or making decisions
- change in appetite, significant weight loss or weight gain
- fatigue, exhaustion
- loss of interest or pleasure
- decreased sex drive
- intrusive or repetitive thoughts or mental pictures
- thoughts or images about the baby being killed
- overwhelming sense of disgust or horror about thoughts
- behaviors such as hiding knives, avoiding stairs or high places, or other behaviors to reduce anxiety
- repetitive counting or checking (baby’s breathing, etc.)
- fear about health, or of germs
- extreme anxiety
- shortness of breath, chest pain, sense or choking, smothering, dizziness
- profuse sweating, hot or cold flashes, rapid heartbeat, numbness, or tingling
- feeling like you are going crazy, dying, or loosing control
- seeing, hearing, or feeling things that others do not
- delusional thinking, confusion (such as thinking the baby is dead, denial of birth, need to kill the baby, etc.)
- rage, paranoia, saying things that don’t make sense to others
- symptoms that come and go
- hearing voices
- reliving traumatic events or experiences
- episodes of extreme excitement, euphoria, or bursts of energy
Currently Serving the Kathmandu Valley
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