As a new mother, many people expect you to make the most dramatic changes of your life almost instantly – and to do so while you are exhausted, fragile, anxious, possibly dealing with postpartum depression or baby blues, full of self-doubt, and struggling to live in the twilight zone known as Baby Time.
Since our society fails to acknowledge this reality, family and friends are often confused about what you are supposed to do and feel, and don’t know how best to help you.
One prominent false belief is that by the time a birth mother has her postpartum 6-week checkup, she has managed to complete her adjustment – both physically and emotionally – to motherhood.
Another misconception is that adoptive mothers and stepmothers are likely to feel comfortable and happy in their new role right away, since they are not physically postpartum. In truth, adaptation to motherhood takes 24 months or longer.
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