Live a bolder life.


Heather Tuckman, PsyD • Clinical Psychologist


New Mothers with Chronic Medical Conditions

New moms with chronic medical conditions, such as autoimmune disorders, diabetes, or other ongoing health challenges, are often in a position where they have to care for their babies while maintaining a higher level of care for themselves. It is not uncommon for them to experience extreme fatigue and to feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities. While typical new moms often feel this way too, it may be frustrating to share your experiences with others who aren’t navigating similar challenges.

Topics to be discussed, but not limited to, include:

  • managing your energy
  • setting priorities for you and your baby
  • accessing help
  • identifying impediments to health practices
  • management of anxiety or mood conditions
  • long term health maintenance
  • education about how illness may affect your mental health
  • stress management and relaxation methods
  • behavior modification to address ramifications of illness
  • understanding the functional limitations and impact of disability
  • learning about appropriate disclosure to others
  • planning and prioritizing for the future
  • non-pharmacological strategies for pain management
  • consultation on appropriate supportive measures, accommodations or modifications