One of the hardest things for new parents to do is share their feelings. At times, it feels like we're inadequate and sometimes we feel guilty when we're overwhelmed. You're not alone. Many new parents can tell you they feel the same way so it's important to share your experiences. By talking about our challenges we can all learn from each other. Whether it's confiding in friends, joining a support group, talking to your provider or accepting help from your mother, mother-in-law or partner, sharing our stories with the people we respect and love reminds us that our experiences are normal and that we really are okay.
This information is provided by the Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.