Mia is a 30 year-old married woman. She’s been married to Brian for the last 8 years and they have a 6-month old baby daughter. Until baby Emma was born, Mia worked in a travel agency to support the family, while her husband was going back to school. Now she stays home with her baby. Brian finished school and got a much better job that requires a lot of travel.
Since Emma was born Mia feels overwhelmed. She remembers that from the moment they put Emma in her arms in the hospital she couldn’t stop crying. She still cries easily and feels constantly exhausted and worried. She has little energy and every little task takes a big effort to finish. She wishes she could sleep all day and night, but the baby doesn’t allow her to sleep more than 3 hours at a time. She feels guilty she is a bad mother, and she can’t stop thinking about all the possible ways how her baby could get hurt.