Starting a family can be a time of great excitement and joy; though in many cases, having a child can bring unknown stress, a loss of identity, or feelings of inadequacy.

Most people experience many highs and lows during pregnancy and beyond. Anticipating these emotional shifts can be helpful in managing any rough spots that may occur. A mental health professional can help individuals and couples communicate their needs and goals in the hopes of better managing this life transition. A therapist can provide space for individuals to discuss topics such as: lifestyle changes, parental roles, preparing mind and body, financial concerns, and communicating emotions.