This was me ten weeks postpartum. I posted the following on Facebook because I was having a rough day accepting my new role as a mother and how relentlessly demanding and lonesome it is sometimes. My community rallied around me via many comments of support, for which I am so grateful. Have you found support through social media when you feel overwhelmed and isolated?
I believe postpartum women deserve support with the "little" things that they would have no trouble doing if not for just having had a baby. I know how hard it is sometimes to feel like what you are doing is valuable and worth so much time and attention. I know that feeling of, "Ah! I'm not getting anything done and it's freaking me out!" I know what its like to go suddenly from the fast-paced and highly productive career-driven world most of us are used to to the zero-miles-per-hour pace of caring for a newborn. The not-doing of postpartum parenting can be mind-numbing, boring, and might feel really really wrong if you are used to doing so much more. But as my friends and community reminded me in this comment thread, there is no one else who can do what you are doing for your baby, and there's nothing else you need to be doing that is more important than caring for her/him. Newborns don't last. New mama, I see you, and you ARE doing enough!
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