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In the days and first few months following your child's birth, how are you feeling? You might be like 13% of new American mothers. You are overwhelmed by mood swings that lead to excessive crying, you don’t have a desire to hold or cuddle your baby, and you’ve lost all joy and pleasure in the activities you used to love. If you are experiencing these and other symptoms, you may be depressed. Read more to find out how to manage this difficult season in your life as a new mom.
Life has just hired you to do the hardest, most stressful job that you have ever had. You feel constantly overwhelmed and underprepared. Never has a job required so much of all of who you are; never have you felt the least in a position to give it.
Isn’t it odd how we can feel so lonely like we are the only one experiencing something? Our “mom anxiety” kicks in, and we have imagined the most horrible circumstances that no one else has ever lived. Add in the fatigue and sleep deprivation of caring for a newborn, and the perfect storm swirls around us, threatening to sink our ship.