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Maternal Wellbeing

Becoming a parent is not easy. It can be exciting, scary, exhausting, satisfying and anxiety producing.

You are not alone if the journey has had more downs than ups. Many women exprience some level of distress trying to get pregnant, being pregnant, from the birth experience, and with parenting. Partners and whānau can also experience distress, and most parents find they need to develop new skills and lifestyle practices to help them adjust.  
It's Ok to need help. It's not your fault if you are struggling. It takes courage to reach out- well done you!

I  offer you care, compassion and a commitment to work with you and your family/whānau in ways that are gentle, meaningful and deeply helpful to find ways through. This could include support with:
·         Antenatal and postnatal anxiety and distress
·         Birth trauma- including havening techiques ®
·         Parenting adjustment and attachment
·         Relationship and communication support
·         Grief and loss, especially around infertility, preterm or baby loss
·         Self Care, well-being assessment and mindfulness.
Pregnant woman against sunset
"There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” Jill Churchill
"Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed". Linda Wooten

Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai : Nuture the seed and it will bloom. We all need love and care to fully realise our potential (found in Aroha. Māori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet. By Dr Hinemoa Elder)

More resources about perinatal mental health can be found at Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA).
We offer  EAP and private counselling, and Professional Supervision.
Specialists in Perinatal Mental Health, Wellbeing Strategies and Havening.

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Mindcare Counselling & Training
(Formerly Clare Barnett Consulting)
is located in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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