Even though there are usually months to prepare for this change, the realities of parenthood often still come as a shock. With the overwhelming emotions and responsibility that come with parenthood, settling into this new role often takes a little time.
Relationships and practically all priorities shift.
One’s perspective of the world rapidly changes to a longer view.
Our view of the environment changes as we see through a different lens.
Some come to feel isolated and that others will not understand.
It can feel overwhelming. The realization of the responsibilities can feel heavy.
It can be a big relief to have someone to talk to who has been there and who has studied babies’ development, plus listened to hundreds of parents who have all wanted to do their best for their children. Being heard and getting some help in planning can bring back your ability to relax and to enjoy your new role.