As human beings, we have so many emotions and hormones coursing through our bodies. Sometimes, it is hard to manage all of those hormones, especially when they are all out of sorts. When I got pregnant, I always heard that my hormones would get worse yada yada yada. Handling my emotions was maybe one of the tougher things I did while in post partum.
They were right.
My mood went from super high to super low and always ended up meeting somewhere in the middle. I really felt like I could not control my emotions, especially towards the end of my pregnancy and during post-partum. It felt like the little Disney emotion characters from Inside Out were having a field day in my head at all times.
I don’t see much about the roller coaster of emotions when people are describing pregnancy. I see so much about the positive things and that’s great. We should definitely let child-bearing people know how great it is to carry a child. I just think that they should know the ugly side to it as well.
I am not saying that everyone’s pregnancy was similar to mine because that is just not true. For the most part, I had a great pregnancy! I can’t say the same for most women. There is so much excitement buzzing around being pregnant but I think people should take a step back from all the baby talk and just ask the mother or child-bearing person, how THEY feel during pregnancy and post-partum. Not everything is about the baby all of the time. throwing cold hard facts at ya
My head starts to scramble whenever I talk about pregnancy but I am such a huge advocate for the mother because it is easy to get lost behind the shine of your brand-new baby. Everyone comes over because they want to hold and admire this cute little bundle of joy but forget that you spent 16 hours in labor trying to birth said child. I go out of my way to ask any of my mom friends what they need from me, especially in those first few months of post-partum. I know how it is and how lonely it can feel when your partner just can’t understand what’s going on in your head.
I guess the reason for this blog post is to let other mamas know that you are not alone in how you are feeling. There is always someone to talk to and if you still feel like you have no one, then contact me through my website. I would love to make new mama friends 🥺🧡 We are in this together. I would love to hear some of your pregnancy stories, good or bad. This is a safe space to share and a great place to unite. We will always make it through, one sippy cup and a bag of fruit snacks at a time.
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***When I say “mama,” I do not mean to generalize any genders. I will mostly use “mama” on my blog and website but will occasionally throw “child-bearing person in as well. ***