Maternal Wellness

Labor & Delivery Nightmare: Birth Trauma & Postpartum

Shattered Dreams: Labor & Delivery Sarah just found out she is pregnant and is excited but a bit anxious about labor/delivery. As a new mother she is doing everything in her power to prepare for the big day. She researches, makes plans, takes educational birthing classes, etc. Sarah is intentional about her steps and hopeful of having a good birthing

Deathly Afraid of Labor and Delivery

Deathly Afraid of Labor and Delivery You are excited to be a new mom, to meet your precious little one. The only thing standing in your way is... delivery. You are deathly afraid and anxious about labor. You have a hard time sleeping and feeling calm as months, weeks, and days approach your delivery date. Worst case scenarios cycle through

10 Habits of Emotionally Healthy Families

10 Habits of Emotionally Healthy Families As a young woman, I knew instinctively that I had some ground to cover if I wanted to one day live out my dream of being a part of a harmonious, happy family. My family gave me a great schooling in what not to do, but that left me very lacking and unsure about

5 Questions To Choose The Best Orlando Therapist

5 Ways To Choose The Best Orlando Therapist | Life Counseling Solutions  Did you know that most consumers of therapy don’t take the time to learn about what they need to know about partnering with the best counselor or therapist who can help them be successful in meeting their therapeutic goals? Firstly, YOU are the consumer so ask questions and

“Her Story” Orlando Infertility Counseling

Orlando Infertility Counseling with Life Counseling Solutions highlights an Orlando woman who is stepping out as an advocate and writing about “Her Story”.  She is a voice for other women who are feeling alone and struggling with infertility. “Her Story”  When my husband and I started trying to get pregnant, we just assumed it would happen naturally and quickly…the way

Trash Talking Your Ex:The Long Term Emotional Impact For Children

There is an old saying “There is a fine line between love and hate.” You understand this now.  You never thought you would be so confused, full of anger and overwhelmed by feelings.  Being a divorcee and co-parenting never crossed your mind. You are hurt, angry and trash talking your ex. You try to not to say anything in front

Flight Of A Mom With a Special Needs Child, Orlando Women’s Counseling

Flight Of A Mom With A Special Needs Child   When we are about to take off on a flight, the flight attendants instruct us about our seat belts, emergency exits and oxygen masks. Few of us pay attention.  We are busy settling a baby, telling our kids not to kick the seat in front of you and

Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety in Orlando/Orlando Women’s Counseling

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Help, Orlando Women's Issue Counselor .  How to tell if a A Mother  Might Need Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety in Orlando. 1. She may feel anxious or panicky. 2. She has physical problems such as chest pain, racing heart, shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness in hands or feet, tingling sensations, nausea or upset

Sarasota Murder-Suicide, Postpartum Depression? | Orlando Women’s Counseling

Postpartum Depression? Sarasota Murder-Suicide, Postpartum Depression?  Police: Mom shoots baby, then herself in Sarasota murder-suicide.   This weekend a devastating and very sad story aired on the Orlando news.  The city of Sarasota needlessly lost a mother and baby.  This story impacts us greatly at Orlando Women’s Counseling as we work with women who have suffered from Postpartum

New Mom Jitters or Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety? Orlando Women’s Counseling

Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety?  New Mom Jitters or Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety?  "I’ve heard of Postpartum Depression but what is Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety?" "How can I tell if my Anxiety is something to be concerned about or if it is New Mom Jitters?"   15- 20% of women experience Postpartum Anxiety and Depression (PSI, 2010).  But did