Becoming a new family is be a big change, with all the happiness and excitement there is also uncertainty, you might have realised that the cot is useless as your baby only wants be on you and establishing feeding is exhausting and as the weeks go by you wonder why your baby is not in a routine yet, it can be overwhelming and you want to have normality, but what is that now? I have found the 7 attitudes to mindfulness helpful for parents in the early days - let me explain.
A massive 80% of new mothers who have postnatal depression suffer from insomnia and feel the very real effects of being sleep deprived. I was one of these mothers, even though I tried, I couldn’t relax enough to sleep. People would offer to come take my children out for a while so I could get some shut eye, it was useless, sleep was like the itch that couldn’t be itched.
I’m hoping that I might be able to reassure some minds here today.
It probably won’t be easy, obviously, because when is it ever? But on parenting issues, there are so many emotional ties and beliefs that enter into the equation that make these conversations emotive or even explosive – but it doesn’t need to be that way.