We all focus so intently on conception, pregnancy and birth we often give little thought to the reality of life with a new baby. Probably with good reason!! If you thought about it for too long you would run screaming into the night (alone).
But the truth is it can be tough – sleep deprivation is after all a form of torture. So sleep deprived with a completely different body and a completely different life a new mother can feel desperate.
So always remember to accept any offers of help – now is not the time to exert your independence – take what you can get. And try to find some other new Mums to bounce off – after all misery loves company.
But most of all remember to enjoy those precious moments when your baby is sleeping and peaceful and know that it all gets easier – or you get better at it.