How Are You Doing Now That Baby is Born? (month1_904)

Baby's First Year

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How Are You Doing Now That the Baby is Born?

1 & 2 Months

During the first few weeks after your baby is born, you may be surprised by your strong feelings. You may feel down, or on the verge of tears at times for no reason.

Some of these feelings may come from the changes your body goes through to get back to normal. You may also feel thrilled, proud or on top of the world. And, of course, you may feel worn down and tired!

Most parents have these feelings. You'll recover your energy and good humor in time. Meanwhile, keep your days as simple as possible. Ask nothing of yourself but the basics. Plan to nap when your baby does. Be flexible.

When you are having a rough time, talk to your partner, a family member or a good friend about your feelings. It helps to talk with someone close to you or with someone who has been through the same experience. There may be new parent groups in your area.

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