My first therapy appointment was ok. I wasn’t blown away by the therapist but I also wasn’t disappointed. I have mixed feelings about therapy but I am all for it for the most part.
The therapist confirmed that she doesn’t think that I am depressed and that my anxiety is “normal.” She also confirmed that our first loss may be adding to my fears and that it is legitimate to feel exactly how I feel.
She gave me some good tips and things to think about when I start to get anxious. She also is referring me to a public health nurse who works with parents of preemies. I hope that a home visit from a nurse will help – more than having my doctor dad in the house 😉
I go back again next week and we’ll see where we are and go from there.
I want to say thank you for the comments in support of my sharing my anxieties and fears and going to therapy. It is very helpful to know that I’m not alone. I feel for each of you who have also faced post-partum anxiety and I’m glad to know that it will subside.
Even though I’m not able to comment as much, I try to read and keep up. You all are in my thoughts every day.