"I am really overwhelmed and I feel helpless", is a feeling all new mom's experience and you just need to know you are not alone in this journey. The tantrums, crying for no apparent reason, fussy eaters, not wanting to go for a bath, potty training is all struggle. When I announced that I was pregnant, everyone showered me with love and excitement but nobody speaks about all the changes your body is going to go through. Parenting can feel like an emotional rollercoaster but every moment is worth it!
Here are a few feelings you may find yourself dealing with after giving birth. Trust us, it's normal.
You may feel guilty that you are experiencing one of the most exciting parts of your life but the tears just don't seem to stop trickling down. "Baby Blues" are real but don't confuse them to postpartum depression.
You'll experience a whole new set of fears. "Will my baby be ok?", "What if he falls down?", "Is he/she getting enough milk?". You're not the only one battling with this overwhelming journey. Time will just ease the situation.
You know that being a mother will give you great joy, but little do you know about the exaggerated emotions post-delivery. A yawn, a smile, an acknowledgement – these normal things will be triggers for some of the happiest moments of your life.
Don't doubt yourself if you are feeling this way. You don't need to feel guilty because there is no real solution for parenting – especially mothering a new baby!
You may find yourself at the edge after giving birth especially when the kids are acting up. You just need to hold your ground and know the day will pass.
A very normal feeling after giving birth is that of sensitivity. You may feel deeply affected emotionally by everyone and everything. Your emotions will be all over the place, and your instinct to nurture everything may come into play. Find your 'me time' and recharge yourself from time to time. We know easier said than done!
Not many mothers will admit to it, but the feeling of doubt—as in doubting whether you should have even had children or whether you're capable of doing the job—is actually normal.
The most common one – you think you are alone on this journey and nobody can help you but ask for help when you need it!
The parenting journey is tough and we need to stop judging each other. What we need is to create a small community and ask for help, when required!