Happy Birth Day – yes, the birth of your baby is also the birth of you, as a mother, as a parent.
Did your baby come with an instruction manual? And how does this breastfeeding work again? Are my moods supposed to be all over the map? When am I going to feel like myself again? How do I swaddle a crying baby – or am I supposed to feed her – or? What do I feed myself now – now that I am nursing and very sleepy and dad’s gone back to work, and I’m a m-o-m?
First of all, treat yourself gently – you are an infant yourself now – an infant mother. And just as it takes time for your baby to learn new things, it takes you time, too.
So, let’s explore different ways to deeply care for yourself, in this Postpartum section… happy reading!