Annie Schwain, MA, LADC, LAMFT Let's Connect 612.325.2919  

Annie Schwain, MA, LADC, LAMFT

Let's Connect

612.325.2919

 

Is parenthood different than what you had expected?

Feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or that you're failing as a parent?

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A new baby is supposed to bring great joy, but for some parents it can also bring stress, depression, anxiety, and disappointment. It may be that the birth did not go as you planned. Or you don't have the support that you want or need to deal with the many changes happening in your life. You are not alone

While women have always struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety, it is still something that seems to be brought up in hushed tones and with feelings of shame.  Watch a video of one woman's story and her journey back to health.

Are you, or someone you care about, feeling....

  • Anxious or worried, particularly about your baby
  • Sad, or unable to be happy
  • Irritable or angry
  • Fatigued, and that you can't sleep, even if everyone else is
  • Shame, guilt, or inadequacy

Are you, or someone that you care about, worried that.. .

  • You can't stop crying
  • You're not bonding with your baby
  • You don't want to be around other people
  • You're going to be a terrible mother
  • You are failing at being a mother
  • You are having thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
  • Things won't get better

If you answered yes to these statements, it is possible that you may be suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety. While it may feel overwhelming, it is very treatable and things will get better. Your baby needs you to take care of yourself first. Contact me today at 612-325-2919 to discuss how to get things started.


Circle of Moms

Circle of Moms is a safe, welcoming space for women to gather together and discuss the not-so-easy parts of motherhood. If becoming a mom has been harder than you thought it would be, or you’re struggling to find your sense of self, know that other women feel the same way. Many moms wonder how much to reveal when asked, “How are you?”. This is your place to finish the sentence after you say, “fine”.

You may be experiencing more sadness or worry than you anticipated. Perhaps you’re experiencing breastfeeding troubles, a colicky baby, relationship strains, dynamics with in-laws, financial stress or lack of your inner compass. Or maybe you’re just feeling the “bigness” of new motherhood.

Circle of Moms gives you a space to share stories, build your village of other supportive moms, discuss realistic expectations, learn when to seek help, and develop strategies for self care.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins and last-minute-deciders are always welcome! Bring your baby or leave her at home – your choice.

This is a FREE event and open to all mothers.

Contact Annie Schwain at 612-325-2919 or annie@vodacounseling.com, or Amma Parenting Center for more information.

Monday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm

Upcoming dates: 

  • July 14th
  • July 28th
  • August 11th
  • August 25th

Location:      

Amma Parenting Center, Yorktown Mall,  3511 Hazelton Rd, Edina, MN 55435

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The days are long, but the years are short.
— Gretchen Rubin