Having a newborn is always a beautiful thing. The joys of seeing your baby smile or be happy is fulfilling but sometimes it’s not always a bed of roses.
After having my daughter, I find myself being sleep deprived, easily angered and extremely emotional. These are all symptoms of postpartum depression. It’s overwhelming and an adjustment to motherhood. The ups moments will always outweigh the down but it’s forgotten.
I believe having a great support system will help you battle with this type of depression. I am still dealing with it and my daughter is 3 months old.
My daughter is a blessing in my life but I have my days where I need a break to breathe and even get some sleep but not having the extra help makes it extremely difficult. There are days when I have a mental breakdown and just don’t want to get out of bed. As mothers we have to put on our big girl panties and try to do it all. This is where our multi-tasking talents strengthens.
We are nursing our baby while cooking and cleaning when we should be recovering from childbirth. We as women are put to a higher standard than men. We are expected to get everything done and with such great expectations when we fall short are made to feel less than a woman or not a great mother.
I encourage each new mother to try your best, take it easy and accept all the help that you can. I will try to make time for myself so that I can be in a great mindset to nurture my daughter. Go for a walk, take a nap, get a haircut or off to the spa. After all, a healthy mommy means healthy baby..
You are specially made by God to give life to the world..
Have a great day