Postpartum emotional support for birth mothers uplifts them on their journey
Moms facing an unplanned or unprepared pregnancy who choose adoption leave the hospital without the babies they gave birth to. Often, they grieve for their infants, even if they know they have made the best choice for their babies by placing them for adoption. At our Texas adoption agency, we believe postpartum emotional support for birth mothers is crucial. Our counselors are there for these moms after they give birth by lending a listening, caring ear and offering supportive counsel.
Acknowledging and confronting the grief after giving birth
When moms give birth with an adoption plan in place, they need to acknowledge the fact that they may be grieving the loss of their baby. Their families, friends and father of the baby should also allow the mom to talk about her experience and feelings instead of ignoring the fact that a birth occurred.
Moms cannot come home from the hospital and go on as usual as if nothing has happened. They need extra support and love in the weeks after the delivery. They also experience the hormonal surges that can cause postpartum depression and baby blues. It’s vital for their family and friends to be aware of the signs of postpartum depression and seek help if needed
Helping expectant moms with an unplanned or unprepared pregnancy who choose adoption
Some expectant moms who choose adoption don’t have the support they need from family and friends, or the father of the baby. However, they always have the support of the caring staff at our agency. Our counselors and staff help connect women with the resources they need to grow and heal after giving birth.
There are also a variety of support groups for birth mothers. These range from in-person groups to online groups. The groups offer the perfect place for women to talk to other women who have gone through many of the same emotions after giving birth.
Our Texas adoption agency offers postpartum emotional support for birth mothers who choose adoption
At our Texas adoption agency, every woman has her own counselor who is there for her during her pregnancy as well as after the delivery and adoption placement. This compassionate helper talks to birth moms about everything from placement to job and educational opportunities that are available after they give birth. Our team also encourages and advises family members and friends about the best ways to offer postpartum emotional support for birth mothers.