Reply to Why am I not happy like other Mums

Posted By Sheila on Sep 14, 2016

I feel so awfull, I have a lovely baby girl just what I wanted but feel so unhappy and full of anxiety all the time. Am I the only one going through this, every other Mum seems so happy

Posted By Maria on Sep 15, 2016

Sheila it is not easy being a Mum for the first time, we have so many expectations and think we will be a perfect Mum straight away. It is not that simple, it takes time to get used to your new baby and none of us know how to do it by magic. We need lots of support and need to take things easy at the start. we all have a certain amount of anxiety this is all new to us its norman to have some anxiety. As to every other Mum as my Mum used to say no one knows what goes on behind closed doors! It gets easier as time goes on, just try to get some exercise and getting some sleep really helps, dont be affraid to ask someon to sit with the baby while you get a rest. Good luck and try to stay positive.If you are worried you should talk to your GP and Public Health Nurse and ring the Support Group 021 4922083