I’ve Lost Control of My Life, Is This Normal? New Mom Questions Answered
The transition into motherhood is one of the toughest things that many new moms have ever done. The changes that you feel are all-encompassing. Everything in your life can feel different including your body, your relationships, your priorities and even your sleeping habits. Life as a new mom can feel completely overwhelming and you are not alone if you are feeling like you’ve lost control of your life.
The good news is that you will not feel that way forever. As time passes, you will get used to your new role as a mother and you will once again feel like your old self.
Here are a few common questions that new moms might have:
I feel like I’ve lost control of my life. Is this normal?
Yes! When your baby is a newborn, your life can feel like it isn’t your own. It is normal to feel this way. Don’t worry, this feeling does not last forever. Soon, you and your baby will settle into a routine and you will be able feel more in control.
Will I ever feel rested again?
Yes! The sleep schedule of new moms is brutal, but once your baby is over the newborn hump, you will again start to get more sleep. If you think your baby should be sleeping better than she or he is, ask your pediatrician or health care provider for some sleeping tips.
I’m always scared that something will happen to my child. Is this normal?
Yes! Babies are scary. Being a new mom is scary. As you get used to your new role as your sweet little one’s mom, you will get used to the responsibility that comes with it. If your fear is making it hard for you to function in your daily life, then it is important to talk to your doctor about your fears as soon as possible.
My body doesn’t feel anything like it did before I was pregnant. When will it return to normal?
Unfortunately, there is no definite timeline for your body’s recovery. Don’t forget that pregnancy took nine months so don’t feel too impatient. Pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum are all very difficult stages for your body to go through. Treat yourself with kindness and be patient with your body.
Do I need professional help?
Sometimes new moms do need professional mental health. Postpartum depression is not uncommon. Symptoms include feeling sad all the time, continuous crying, sleep problems (outside of being awoken by your baby), changes in appetite, excessive worry or anger, inability to find pleasure in things that you used to enjoy, and/or thoughts of self-harm or harming your baby. If you suspect that you might be suffering from postpartum depression, it is important that you call your doctor immediately. There is help available.
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