7/6/17

Don't Let the Mental Toll of Pregnancy Spoil Being a New Mom


By on 7/06/2017 09:45:00 AM

One thing you can never prepare for as a new mom is the loneliness, tiredness, and lack of confidence you will experience. A lot of moms feel exhausted and unfamiliar with their body once they have given birth. This can be difficult to get to grips with, and so a lot of moms start to doubt their capabilities as a consequence. However, instead of allowing your confidence to take a hit, you need to take control.


The first few months after giving birth are almost as difficult to deal with as the physical impact. The mental strain of pregnancy is often a lot worse than people anticipate. It is of little surprise when you consider what your body is going through. Not only do you have hormonal changes to contend with, but also your breasts will feel sore, tender, and engorged, and your body will be shedding water weight from the blood you carried while pregnant. It is not hard to see why you would be feeling a bit down. After all, you are adjusting to your new baby, your new life, and your new body, plus you are probably feeling drained and exhausted due to a lack of sleep. It is, therefore, easy for new moms to experience a severe lack of confidence, which culminates in them doubting their ability to be a good mom.

It is important to avoid giving into this. You are the same, amazing woman you were before you gave birth. The only difference now is that you have a wonderful, bouncing baby to care for. To ensure you feel happy and that your self-esteem remains high after birth, there are certain things you can do to relieve stress and clear your mind. This includes spending time with your other half.  You can find out how to make time for your partner after the baby arrives here. It is unlikely that you will have had much time for one and other lately, and there are likely to be plenty of people that would love to look after your newborn. Spending time together and feeling loved can work wonders.

It is also important to do something for yourself. This could be anything from going for a run, enjoying a pamper afternoon every few weeks, or going back to work. Getting a job after giving birth can empower a lot of women, leaving them ready to take on the world. You may not want to work the hours you were before you had your baby, so why not seek something more flexible? A restaurant is a convenient choice; not only will you get varied working hours, but you will socialize as part of your job, which is so important. For example, check out the Applebees application here: http://jobapplicationcenter.com/food-industry-job-applications/restaurant-job-applications/applebees-application/. This will give you a great understanding regarding what such a job will be like and, of course, if you are interested, you can apply, or you can look for something similar.

If you don’t fancy going back to work, that’s absolutely fine, but make sure you do make some time for socializing. It can feel lonely when you are stuck at home all day, so make an effort to catch up with your friends. And finally, getting outside also comes highly recommended. The fresh air can work wonders in terms of lifting your mood.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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