Mum shares how she really felt following the birth of her baby. Can you relate?
“It’s always bothered me that I felt complete overwhelmed when I gave birth to my daughter and I probably only enjoyed having her months later.”
Did you instantly fall in love?
Mums have shared their own stories of struggling to bond with their baby.
One mum shared, “Same here – I always attributed it to a c-section with no.1 and a natural birth with the second, but who really knows!”
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Another shared, “With my first 2, no. I had traumatic births, no control, was given pain relief when I didn’t want it that made me feel out of it and even less in control of my body. I felt very alienated and disconnected by the whole process, it took me months to feel confident and worthy to be a mum emotionally to both my eldest children.”
Another said, “Nope. I didn’t really feel that connection with him until maybe around 6 months. That said, I had lots of complications at birth and also PND.”
Sara said, “Definitely not. Was in way too much shock and it was too life altering. I don’t think I was like that really until about 1 year or so.”
Dana shared, “Nope. It took a long, long time. But due to complications discovered in utero I suspect I somewhat deliberately withheld from her in case something went wrong.”
Wendy said, “No. And I felt SO guilty about it for a long time, until I found out it was normal.”
Catherine agreed, ” Nope… it wasn’t until there little personalities starting coming out that I fell for then. I hated that everything I saw post birth led me to believe that the instant love was a thing. I felt horrible.”
Jennifer added, “Not everyone loves their baby immediately. No one should feel as though there’s something wrong with them if they don’t. Sometimes it can take weeks or months to feel that connection. There’s too much pressure on Mums & Dads to feel exactly the same as everyone around them.”
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