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After birth?

Posted anonymously, 10th July 2019

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  • Absolutely! I loved my babies from the minute I knew they were growing inside of me. When they were born, as soon as I saw them, my heart burst. Even now, all these years later, I still feel that surge of love

  • Even with difficult births I felt that immediate love bond.

  • My first was premmie and while I was being prepped for surgery for retained placenta, she was being whisked off to NICU. It was over 24hours that I got to see her. But when I finally got to NICU, even with all the tubes everywhere. I instantly fell in love right then and cried with feelings I had never known before (true love).
    My 2nd, I had no complications so she stayed with me and didn’t leave my arms until Dad came back to bring me home the next day. No, I didn’t have the same surge of love, but trust me I love her just as much as I love my first. (currently 10months asleep on my chest)

  • A big yes! I definitely fell instantly in love with my babies when they were born.

  • I did instantly for both of mine. Both went to NICU straight away the birth and I didn’t get to see them for a number of hours.

  • Absolutely! I instantly fell in love with my daughter.

  • Although I don’t think I knew them I totally loved my boys from birth, although I don’t know that happens for everyone.

  • it depends on your birth experience, with my third I strangely had the longest birth compared to my previous 2 though everyone said it will be more quicker this time. It took me a whole day to reconnect with the baby I know I love her but feeling of holding her and cuddling her and thoughts about her comes after I got a bit better after 1 day.

  • I was very lucky with all my 3 children ,l loved and adored them on sight . I do remember however being absolutely terrified with my first, he was a premmie and didn’t want to leave the hospital with him until he turned 21. Him and l survived and he then got 2 sisters , yes l was very very lucky .

  • Oh yes, I did ! It was as if I had wings and could fly

  • I did instantly with both of mine. Although its not the same for every person or birth. If there is something that doesnt feel right for you, speak up.

  • Absolutely! Best 2 days of my life! Although I fell unwell and rushed backed to surgery with second child, it was amazingly magical when I glanced at my babies. Both feeling on the days my babies were born is the same.To me it’s a sense of euphoria, the best gift to be given. Now the months and years to follow were up and down like it normally is, you know life! . :)

  • 100%
    I mean I think you love your baby before they’re even born. It’s a very overwhelming experience though, so it may take a minute for it all to sink in

  • Yes and no. Yes I knew I loved them, but it wasn’t for a few more days where I was all of a sudden overwhelmed by feelings and that’s when I knew I was really a mum and I loved these tiny creatures with my life. The whole concept of having them was was so much to really come to terms with. So once I accepted everything that had happened, was when my eyes and heart were fully opened to them.

  • Yes, in my case I did. Well, actually I was already in love with her while I was pregnant. When she was born, she looked at me with those big blue eyes. My husband and I started singing to her, the same songs we used to sing to her while I was pregnant, and she kept looking and looking. She probably recognized our voices. After twenty minutes since birth, I could try to breastfeed her. It functioned immediately and it was the best experience ever. :-)

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