The importance of a consultation before and after childbirth
For women living abroad, far from family and friends, the physical, physiological and psychological effects of pregnancy can be even more difficult to cope with - whether its sleeping disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, sadness or distress. She may feel depressed or lonely. She may doubt herself (will I be able to handle all this?) or even lose her sense of identity (who I am?).
She may also feel vulnerable and low in confidence once the baby is born. She may question her capacity to take care of it. She may be worried about its crying or feeding and sleeping patterns. A consultation with a psychologist is crucial to understand what’s going on and help build the bond between mother and baby.