Being a mom is a full time job. Let’s face it, as moms, we rarely have the time to take care of our own wellness. When it comes to scheduling doctor appointments, our children’s appointment precedes over ours — not realizing that it is a necessity. As moms, we need to take care of our well being in order to take care of our family. This includes mentally, physically and emotionally.
When I first gave birth, I suffered through post-partum depression. For a long time, I never spoke to a professional about my feelings on motherhood and myself. I would hear from others that perhaps you need to speak with someone. I brushed it off and over time, just tried adjusting to motherhood. However, the depressive feelings were still present. I knew that I needed to consult with someone. But would I have the time? Could I really take an hour of out my day to visit an office when I have other priorities.
When the opportunity to visit Amwell was approached, I was a little hesitant but soon realized the quick turnaround to speak with a doctor. For those who aren’t familiar, with Amwell, you can speak with a therapist on your schedule. Best of all, you can do it from the privacy and comfort of your own home. That means no more traffic, waiting rooms, babysitters —just you, your device (smartphone, tablet or computer) and your provider. Amwell’s behavioral health services are available nationwide and include a network of more than 350 therapists, social workers and psychologists.
Amwell has a convenient service which is perfect for moms! I scheduled an appointment right away to speak with a therapist. Here are examples of situations in which Amwell therapy can help:*
*· Trauma and Loss
*· Stress and Anxiety
*· Infertility Stress
*· Changes in Mood
*· Postpartum Support
*· Parenting Issues
*· Anger Management
To schedule an appointment, you have to register online: www.amwell.com or you can use the mobile app. From there , you call the toll free number or schedule an appointment on your own through the website. I called Amwell to schedule an appointment based on the specific service I wanted. The representative was able to provide me with an appointment for the following day.
Prior to the call, there is a quick Q&A for the doctor to get to know you. You have to fill out your health history and then select payment—whether out-of-pocket or through your insurance. From there, you submit the information to start the session. I spoke to a therapist who was able to give preliminary advice based on the situation. We spoke for awhile as she really listened to my problems and assisted with great coping methods. At the end of the session you rate the doctor.
Amwell is affordable and convenient. It takes your privacy very seriously. Your visits with their doctors, dieticians and psychologists are secure and HIPAA compliant and are accepted by many major insurers, with more added every day. Enter your health insurance information for a lower cost visit. I like that there are doctors available when you need rather than waiting a month to see them. Amwell makes it easy to take care of yourself without sacrificing your time.
And don’t forget, Amwell is on **Twitter*
<http://www.facebook.com/amwellpatient>* and **Instagram*
<https://instagram.com/americanwell/>*. As part of this campaign, we will offer the blogger a FREE visit with an Amwell behavioral health provider
SOULCARE and a first visit FREE to all blog followers as well.
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