20 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Postpartum – Babble
Being pregnant can be pretty miserable and the labor part is no picnic either, but there is a whole other part of becoming a mother that is difficult to deal with. Healing after having a baby takes time and it’s so hard to feel normal during this time. Give yourself grace and time to heal while your body transitions back to normal. There will be aches, pains, and you still aren’t going to feel your hottest. Just surround yourself with supportive friends and family and you will be alright.
- Breastfeeding is a natural activity, but not necessarily an easy one at first.
- Loving one’s baby might take some time, and you may even resent the child’s constant demands.
- There are many unpleasant bodily afflictions, such as hemorrhoids and hormone-induced body odor.
“When the time came to have my baby, I was able to have the birth I had hoped for — all-natural in water and it was beautiful. I felt like a warrior. So empowered and ready to take on the world. Then I got a crash course in postpartum 101.”