When my son joined our precious family, I thought I would be a natural! I had so much experience with children as I grew up, caring for my siblings, my nieces and nephew, cousins, and especially in my position as a teacher’s aid at a preschool. I really felt like I was really for motherhood.
However, when my son finally arrived… I felt pain! Yes physical pain that comes during labor… but I also felt a different kind of pain. The pain of realizing I was responsible for such a young child and that I was capable of hurting him because of my own imperfections.
This triggered post pardum anxiety that worsened my feelings of being overwhelmed. Please join me over at The Better Mom to read more of this story.