Motherhood & Loss

As a new mother, I can relate to the emotional rollercoaster that having a child will inevitably bring. It can be overwhelming to learn how to be a parent, physically heal, and maintain your relationships all at the same time.

The hardest thing to maintain in motherhood is your own personal identity. It is easy to get lost in giving everything you have to your new baby. It is common as a new mom to lean on family and friends to help you through this season of your life, but less common to reach out to a professional. I am passionate in helping mothers (and fathers) find their purpose and identity after this life transition. Postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety are common for many women. Taking time for self-care, asking for help, and having a solid foundation in your purpose in life are vital for new parents.

I have struggled with a topic that is rarely discussed, but synonymous with motherhood, miscarriage and infertility.

It was only through my personal struggles did I realize that many women suffer silently, feeling broken. I am passionate about ending the stigma and silence that has developed around this topic, especially in a society where one in four women experience loss in pregnancy.

I am committed and passionate about giving you the support you desire, the space and tools to grieve, and peace you deserve.

Ashley Rodrigues, RMHCI.