Hooly Dooley, have they done a number on me this time round.
The baby blues were more intense than I’ve experienced before and caught me off guard.
But, it’s normal.
The feelings are valid.
This is a part of postpartum.
This is physiological and part of our development after birth.
Our feelings deserve to be heard without judgement.
Our feelings deserve to be validated without someone else making it about them.
We deserve to vent, to cry, to feel anxious or panicked for no real reason, other than the hormones flying around.
We have big feelings that need to be felt and processed.
They will dissipate and become less intense over a short time – and if they don’t, let someone know because it could be something more but something that you can be supported through and given help.
We all experience different variations of baby blues.
For me, my third baby saw it being the most intense. I felt unstable and fragile. I think this was also to do with my baby arriving 4 weeks early, so maybe my body wasn’t ready to make the adjustment?
The worst has definitely passed and I’m feeling more myself and intune now.”
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