Throughout the stages of life, women go through many ups and downs – joys and challenges. One life stage that can be all of those things at once is conception through childbirth.

Becoming pregnant (whether planned or not, effortless or challenging), carrying a child, giving birth, and bringing a baby home are all life-changing experiences, and it’s perfectly normal for women to need extra support during those times.

These life events can come with a mix of emotions and a variety of needs that leave many women and their families feeling like they could use some additional support. 

You are not alone.
At Sunstone Counseling, we have a team of dedicated and experienced counselors ready to support you during any perinatal stage. Contact us to get the support you deserve and allow yourself to be the parent, partner and individual that you want to be.

Supportive and Empathetic Counseling

Our perinatal counselors strive to create a space where you can be yourself and trust in their judgment-free and understanding counseling. They provide support in areas such as:

  • Starting a family (fertility issues, surprise pregnancy, deciding to terminate a pregnancy)
  • Navigating pregnancy (anxiety, depression, unexpected medical issues, pregnancy loss or termination)
  • Difficult or traumatic birth experience
  • Perinatal mood disorders (postpartum depression/anxiety, postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder, postpartum bipolar disorder, postpartum psychosis)
  • Bringing baby home challenges (feeding, sleep deprivation, balancing parental duties, returning to work)
  • Intrusive thoughts / Postpartum OCD

Bringing Baby Home Workshop

newborn baby holding finger

The Bringing Baby Home Workshop is a 12-hour workshop, designed by The Gottman Institute to help maintain and build upon the stability of the couple’s relationship during the transition to parenthood. Through the workshop, couples will learn skills to help them maintain their relationship satisfaction as they become parents together.

Julia Ward, a Resident in Counseling at Sunstone Counseling, is a Bringing Baby Home Educator and runs the workshop several times annually to help couples as they transition into parenthood.

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How to Address Challenges New Parents May Face

It’s no secret that the transition to parenthood is a challenging one with all the physical, psychological, and relational changes that occur in a relatively short period of time. With sleep deprivation, it’s no wonder that many parents experience a shortness in temper or/and a lack of patience. If you’re a parent, you’re familiar with these challenges. If you’re expecting for the first time, you may be wondering how to navigate this unknown, upcoming transition, how a new baby will impact your lifestyle and relationship, and what kind of parent you will be.