“When we begin to know ourselves in an open and self-supportive way, we take the first step to encourage our children to know themselves.”DANIEL J SIEGEL
With so many changes in the transition to parenthood, it can be hard to know whether your feelings are ‘normal’. It takes time to adjust to the transition for yourself and your family, you need time to feel comfortable and find your way in parenting.
You may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed or you may simply need some support as you adjust to parenthood. Our Mornington Peninsula psychologists are committed to exploring ways to facilitate joyful, confident parenting and a secure, loving bond between parents and infants.
Adjustment to parenthood
Adjustment following a premature or multiple birth
Maintaining couple intimacy
Manage nutritional deficiencies
Unsettled or sick infants
Feeling irritable or guilty
Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
Difficulties with breast-feeding
Lack of enjoyment in parenting
Having difficulty developing a bond with your baby