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Pinole, California 94564
Too often the emotional aspects of pregnancy get hidden behind one’s growing belly. Too often, too much of the focus gets placed on the developing baby instead of you – the mother. Whether this is your first pregnancy or a subsequent one, each time is different with new feelings and new challenges emerging.
Whether your pregnancy is planned or unplanned, you may feel depressed or anxious about the baby and what the impending changes mean in your life. Whether or not you are looking forward to the baby coming, you might also feel invaded and burdened. You might feel pressure that you are expected to be happy, and unnecessarily berate yourself when you don’t. This situation can leave you feeling even worse – alone, ashamed, questioning. Keeping such negative feelings can leave you feeling even worse – alone, ashamed, guilty, questioning and doubting yourself – making it even harder to seek the help and support you need.
Women with higher levels of stress, depression, anxiety and insufficient support while pregnant are at a greater risk of developing Post-Partum Depression. Participating in a support group can help counter that risk.
Share your whole range of experiences and feelings in a safe environment with other women who understand.
This 1 ½ hour long group is in offered bi-weekly in Pinole. The dates and times are determined based on participant availability. The fee is $50.00 per meeting with a 6-session commitment requested. A discount is available when payment is received in full prior to the start of the first meeting. Free intake interviews provided.