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Has anybody else felt overwhelmed with the demands of a new baby and wondered if they will be able to cope?


Posted anonymously, 27th April 2015


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  • Yes for sure, I think we all do as parents, whether we are new or returning.


  • Absolutely, for sure, and a resounding yes to that. It’s not an easy task to take care of a little human being, so of course you always wonder how you’ll do it. Have faith and know you’ll do whatever is best for bub and you can’t ask for anymore


  • yep, and my hubby found me crying on the back step when he came home from work, and was really angry with me, and very dismissive. Needless to say he is an EX!!! Normal, natural, and you know what love, just focus on Bub – fuck the housework, and the rest of the rubbish. Go for a walk every day – somewhere pretty and just be there for your child. The rest will happen x


  • I was through the first couple of months. But then it became easier and you just get through it.


  • All the time. Phone a friend ( a good supportive one).


  • Yes! It takes a while to find your rhythm but once you do, you will feel less overwhelmed. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and take it if it’s offered. And don’t worry if your house gets messy, you have a new baby and looking after them and yourself takes priority.


  • Everyday. As hard as it is I try to stay calm and enjoy it as much as I can


  • Yes and I am now wondering how I will cope with a second one. For the first year I was thankful that we made it to 1 week, 1 month, 3 months etc. Somehow your motherly instincts kick in and you manage. There are days where you don’t know how you will make it to next but having friends and a supportive partner helps when you just need to scream or cry.


  • 100% yes and you are not alone! For the first three months when i had my first, i just felt so overwhelmed with the new role, how much time everything is taking and trying to make sure everything is okay. Talk to your partner and your family and ask for help, you will find that nothing is too much to ask.


  • Yes, don’t feel alone. I often cried and thought I couldn’t do handle it all but believe me it does get better :) Always ask for help.


  • Absolutely especially with the first you don’t know what to expect and then when bubs is born your whole life changes but you do learn to adapt. The biggest thing is how to cope with being tired.


  • Most definitely, especially when I had to raise my youngest by myself with no help at all! But I got through it, as you just have to remember, that you can do it! Believe it. :-)


  • When I was over tired and worn out I would always say to myself – if other mothers can do it I can do. If you talk to mother’s they will all tell you being mother is not an easy job….the one’s that say it is easy have help or are lying. lol.


  • Its normal and its such a big change of life to go through. Suddenly you have this beautiful bundle relying on you for everything. Take it easy and rest up when you can. Take up the offers from family to let them help out around the place.


  • For sure… being a mum is not easy and add the lack of sleep and changes your body has been through coping with a newborn is not easy. Don’t be worried about asking for help if you need it.. we have all been there.


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