Congratulations to you on the birth of your baby/babies. What an amazing achievement – you’ve made it!
The first few days after you have a baby can be a very happy and exciting time for some parents, but others experience fear and anxiety about how they are going to cope with such a responsibility. You may feel exhilarated, relieved, joyful, exhausted, disappointed, relaxed, weary, or teary…
These are all normal reactions to birth.
Everyone is very different. These feelings can be made worse by a difficult labour or birth, or if you or your baby are suffering with health issues.
Most women and some partners do have the “baby blues” at some point for a day or two, often starting on the third day or so after birth. You might feel like you suddenly can’t cope. Sometimes it’s a little thing that can make you upset. Talk it through with your midwifery team. They are used to listening with a sympathetic ear. Share how you’re feeling with your partner, family or friends. These feelings usually pass, but if they continue it’s best to speak to your midwife to arrange some extra support.