Adjustment to Parenthood

What is Adjustment to Parenthood?

Moving from partners to parents is a big adjustment for most couples. As well as the joy and wonder a baby brings the early days can also be chaotic and stressful. Common problems include sometimes being unsure what the baby needs and alongside this reduced sleep and consequent lack of energy to figure it out.

Signs and symptoms

If the demands on you outweigh your coping resources then you may experience:

Treatment options

Speak to your doctor or health visitor about this in the first instance as they may be able to help.

How can I assist?

In the first instance you might want to ask me a question via email – I can offer general advice and guidance, or I can give you personalised advice, treatment and support throughout your pregnancy on the telephone.

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