Pregnancy Related Issues
The psychology of pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period includes the concepts of risk and protection related to the tasks of parenting and the contexts in which children are reared, developmental tasks of childhood and adolescence, the influence on parenting of mental and physical illness, loss and abuse, the influence on child development and mental health of discord, domestic violence, child abuse, divorce, illness and death.
Depression (depressive mood, a lowering of self-esteem, self-criticism, feeling of restlessness and pessimistic thinking) is abnormal when it is out of proportion to the misfortune or unduly prolonged (131).
Stress. The experience of pregnancy, whether it was planned for or unplanned, can be confusing and stressful, and can cause you to have mixed feelings. For example, you may have concerns about how it may change your relationships.
Therapy can help you understand your feelings towards your pregnancy, or explore difficult emotions following the loss of a pregnancy through a miscarriage, stillbirth or an abortion (131).
Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.