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Prenancy in White

Pregnancy Counselling 

Asking for help is never a sign of weakness it's one of the bravest things you can do!

Prenatal Portrait

 

In 2020 58,670 women gave birth

Scientist on Tablet

Around, 1 in 6 couples in NZ experience infertility and 1 in 8 require some form of medical assistance to achieve a pregnancy. 

Sad on Couch

 

Postnatal depression affects 10-20% of new mothers

Sad Look

 

Miscarriage affects approximately 1 in every 4 women

for many women, their pregnancy journey is not plain sailing. At KTS, we support women at every point of this journey.

Embryologist Adding Sperm to Egg

Fertility Issues

Infertility has the potential to affect every area of your life. It might have an impact on how you feel about yourself, how you interact with other people, and how you view the world. The joys, worries, and difficulties of fertility treatments are difficult to comprehend until you go through them. Your personality and life experiences will determine how you handle these emotions. Most people can gain strength through the assistance of friends, family, medical professionals, and mental health specialists.

At KTS, we are conscious that fertility treatment involves both a medical procedure and an emotional and psychological journey. And we are confident that your journey will go more smoothly if you have a good support system around you. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or are so focused on your infertility that it is difficult for you to live a useful life, you might also consider seeking counselling. If you feel "stuck" and need to consider your choices, you might also wish to get counselling.

Pre and Postnatal Support 

Prenatal counselling supports mental wellness while the baby is in the womb by assisting women in sorting through various emotions they may be feeling. However, it's not just for expecting mothers but also partners and families with children.

Body image

Many women struggle with their body image and find it difficult to accept the changes their bodies undergo during pregnancy. At KTS, we can support pregnant women in managing body image triggers and challenging harmful attitudes and behaviours. We believe pregnant women who get help with their body image are more prepared to deal with the physical changes after giving birth and are better able to accept—and even embrace—their postpartum bodies.

Expectations and advice

Women are under much pressure when it comes to having a baby. They are continually reminded of the countless mistakes they are making and the numerous other things that could go wrong. Counselling can support the sifting through all the information on how to 'do' parenting and what to do with the 'ideal' mother pictures portrayed on social media. Whilst keeping in mind that there is no ideal way to parent.  

Anxiety and depression

Some women experience pregnancy anxiety or depression as a result of their prenatal worries, and pregnancy's natural ups and downs become significantly worse. Unfortunately, these mental health issues frequently go untreated, which can provide significant difficulties for both them and their infants. In addition to being significant risk factors for postpartum depression, anxiety and depression during pregnancy have also been connected to issues like preterm birth, temperamental infants, and behavioural and emotional issues in children. These mental health issues can be detected early through counselling and teaching women life-changing coping mechanisms. 

 

Trauma

Unfortunately, labour rarely goes as expected. KTS can support women who have undergone traumatic childbirth, such as an emergency C-section or an assisted delivery. Flashbacks, nightmares, and panic attacks are a few things that these women may experience months after birth and again throughout subsequent pregnancies. We use a variety of strategies to assist our clients in overcoming challenging memories and maintaining their attention on the actual pregnancy and birthing process.

At Kōwhai Therapeutic Services we work with clients across New Zealand with our office based in Wellington

Contact Information

Phone number: 0212610540

Email:  office@kowhaitherapeuticservices.com

Address: 32 Somes Crescent, Newlands, Wellington 6037, New Zealand

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