Not all pregnancies go to plan and not all women feel that childbirth is a joyous occasion.
Medical complications, plans and dreams that are unable to be fulfilled, emotional and psychological problems, relationship problems or issues with medical care are only a few of the issues that can result in a woman experiencing pregnancy and/or child birth as a traumatic event.
Expected feelings of joy, accomplishment and bonding with a baby may not eventuate, leaving a woman feeling angry, scared and a sense of loss – a feeling of grief.
Such feelings may lead to a woman giving up on her hopes for future pregnancies or leave her resentful and unable to bond with her baby.
As a woman may feel that others will judge her or not understand why she isn’t feeling happy at being a mother it can cause her to repress these feelings, this can impact her mental and emotional wellbeing.
Talking about your feelings and fears can help a woman gain perspective, it can help with working through complicated emotions and help in moving forward.
In acknowledging the importance of all pregnant women and their babies, Pregnancy Counselling and Support provides counselling, physical assistance, moral support and information to women in need, and their families, in a caring, accepting environment.
- Support service Referrals
- Pregnancy testing
- Home Help
- Baby clothes bundles
Pregnancy Counselling and Support Tasmania
Supported by the Crown through the Department of Health