Motherhood. One word that can evoke a multitude of emotions.
You prepared by reading “What To Expect When You’re Expecting.” You’ve seen the diaper commercials that portray new motherhood as all rainbows and unicorns, and love at first sight. And then the baby comes, and reality is not at all what you expected.
I am keenly aware of the expectations women often place on themselves in hopes of living up to the ideal of the "perfect" mother. I want to help you navigate the journey of motherhood in a way that allows for you to be open and honest in your expectations and experiences. To say the things you dare not say out loud because "if others knew what I was thinking..."
Are you telling yourself "It isn't supposed to feel like this." Are you wondering "Am I the only one?"
I Hear You, And You Are Not Alone.
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Most new mothers – experts estimate about 80% — experience mood swings and weepiness during the first 2-3 weeks after giving birth. Sometimes called “the baby blues”, this is a normal adjustment period and resolves without any medical assistance.
Any of these symptoms, and many more, could indicate that you have a form of perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, such as postpartum depression. While many women experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety.
Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth.