Are you struggling to manage the new mom loneliness?
Many of you are having a tough time managing the loneliness these days 😔 especially with the added isolation during the pandemic.
It’s normal for major life changes to cause feelings of loneliness and disconnection. However, not many talk about how isolating having a new baby can be.
And there are MANY contributing factors.
💙 Physical recovery from birth — because it takes time to heal and feel like yourself again.
💙 Caring for a newborn around the clock — means limited time.
💙 Avoiding large groups and interactions until the baby’s immune system is more developed.
💙 The after-birth hormones and adjustments contribute to your mixed emotions.
💙 Breastfeeding/pumping can take time to master and come with the isolation of being the only one able to feed the baby.
💙 Changes in your routine make it hard to just carry on with the socialization you did pre-baby.
💙 The shift in identity as you take on your new motherly role can have you re-evaluating your priorities.
💙 You’re too exhausted to socialize, and would rather just sleep.
💙 The lack of a social group or support system in place.
💙 You’re just trying to stay safe and social distance as much as you can.
These are all real reasons that can add to the isolation and loneliness.
And it’s not always a quick fix. Sometimes, it simply takes time. Other times it’s really about preparing and having a system in place
💬If you’re struggling with new mom loneliness what has been the hardest?
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Originally posted 2021-01-11 16:00:03.