“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
– Jon Kabat Zinn
Welcome! Having a baby, or adopting one, can feel like a little earthquake. Everything shifts and changes including your identity, your physical body, your relationships, your perspective on work, and your community. The challenge of learning who you are in relation to all of the pieces of your life once they re-settle can be overwhelming. The goal of the Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder is to encourage expectant, new, and “experienced” mothers to maintain health and balance at a time when these transitions are at an all time high. Some women will find their postpartum adjustment to be mildly challenging while others (about 20%) will suffer from a postpartum mood and anxiety disorder like PPD. Through supportive psychotherapy and the development of practical strategies for physical, social, and emotional health, much of the emotional vulnerability that women face can be minimized . Kate provides coaching and/or psychotherapy support for women and families during preconception, pregnancy, and new parenthood.
Each person’s definition of “wellness” is different, but every woman deserves to feel her best.
Areas of focus:
• Prenatal and postpartum health
• Treatment and support around Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders including PPD
• Life-work balance
• Anxiety management
• Mindfulness-based stress reduction
• Parenting satisfaction
• Assessment and support around healthy bonding and attachment
* Pregnancy and neonatal loss support
* High risk pregnancy support
* Maternal identity development