Sometimes it seems that all the guidance and warnings given to mums to be and new mums are about feeling weepy, depressed and inadequate as they learn how to be a mother. Advice is given on being sure to share your feelings with other people to get advice and support.
Of course this advice is really important and it is given so that new parents are warned of the possible pitfalls and downsides to having a baby. But it is a shame if new parents or mums-to-be are so strongly warned that they start to feel that there is no upside to having a baby.
Most mothers can remember that wonderful ‘just had my pregnancy confirmed’ moment, when it feels like the whole world should be celebrating with you. This feeling of excitement and happiness should be still with you after the baby has been born.
Of course new mums and dads need to be aware of the problems that may occur, but don’t forget the reason for all that is happening is the new baby, who for all the difficulties like lack of sleep and disruption, will bring wonderful feelings of love and satisfaction as well.