(Intended) parenthood entails a lot. Your whole world can suddenly turn upside down. You encounter yourself and you may be shocked by your own reactions, thoughts or behaviors. You may come across things that put you to the test, such as loss experiences, childbirth trauma, parenting issues, a difficult relationship with your partner or child(ren), postpartum depression, a divorce, stress, all kinds of fears and worries, violence, losing yourself, feelings of shame or guilt, etc. At these times it may be appropriate to have professional guidance. After all, nobody assumes that you do this all by yourself.
Feeling good about yourself makes it easier to be the parent you want to be.