The New Mom
Having a baby is much more than a physical experience. It is the beginning of a parenting role that will continue for a lifetime. A new little person has entered your life. Things will never be quite the same.
Remember, you are not only adjusting to a new 24-hour-a-day job as a parent and changing a relationship with your partner, but you are also recovering from giving birth. These anxious feelings usually subside over several weeks, especially with understanding and support from your partner and friends, and as you watch your baby grow and develop.
As you settle into your role as a mother, remember to take care of yourself. You are a mother now but also a woman. Your ability to keep yourself healthy – body, mind and spirit -- is essential to the well-being of your growing family.
See our resources for Taking Care of You!
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