Pregnancy and postpartum period

 

Why is psychological support important during pregnancy and the postpartum period?

Psychological support during pregnancy and the postpartum period is extremely important for many reasons. This period involves significant physical, emotional and psychological changes that can pose serious challenges for the mother and father.

Psychological support during pregnancy

1. Maintain emotional stability: Due to hormonal changes, pregnant women may experience emotional fluctuations. Psychological support can help manage these and provide emotional stability.

2. Reduce stress and anxiety: Pregnancy-related worries, such as childbirth and parenthood, can cause increased stress and anxiety. Psychological support can help manage and reduce these feelings.

3. Increase self-esteem and self-confidence: Psychological support can help pregnant women develop positive self-esteem and self-confidence, which can contribute to better well-being during pregnancy and preparation for childbirth.

4. Relationships and social support: Psychological support can help strengthen social relationships, including relationships with partners, family and friends, which can be critical in providing social support.

5. Information and preparation: Through psychological support, pregnant women can become more informed about pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, which can reduce uncertainty and increase preparedness.

Psychological support during the postpartum period
1. Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Depression: Postpartum depression is a common problem that can seriously affect a mother's mental health and care for her baby. Psychological support can help prevent and treat this.

2. Dealing with Postpartum Emotional Challenges: During the postpartum period, many women may experience emotional swings, anxiety, and fatigue. Psychological support can help manage these and help restore emotional balance.

3. Taking on a parenting role: Taking on new roles and responsibilities can cause stress and uncertainty. Psychological support can help mothers better cope with these challenges and boost their confidence as parents.

4. Relationships and social support: Social support is also important in the postpartum period. Psychological support can help mothers maintain and strengthen their relationships, as well as provide support in the partnership.

5. Maintaining self-care and mental health: Psychological support can encourage mothers to pay attention to their own mental health and self-care, which is crucial for their long-term well-being.
 
During pregnancy and the postpartum period, psychological support is essential to maintain the emotional and mental health of mothers. It helps manage the challenges caused by hormonal changes, stress and anxiety, prevents and treats postpartum depression, supports the assumption of new roles and responsibilities, and strengthens social relationships. Through all this, it contributes to the successful fulfillment of the parental role and the long-term well-being of mothers.
 

Our psychologist are on the subject

 
Anita Vladár Psychologist