Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and have a 4 week old daughter. I'm 35 years old and (I thought) was well equipped and excited to care for her, but motherhood is so much harder than I thought it would be, and I have to admit I'm struggling.
I laboured all day, then had an emergency c-section as my daughter was stuck in my pelvis, but delivered safely and the staff were amazing. I wasn't prepared for the baby blues that hit around day 4 and lasted until day 11 - that's not as bad now but I'm still teary most days, mostly due to sleep deprivation I think. I've been feeling anxious an worried all the time and have lost my appetite. I'm hoping things will improve but am wondering if any other mum felt like this at first. My partner is trying to be supportive but I don't think he's sure how to help. I try not to cry in front of him too often as I know he's adapting to the changes too...Peoole say it gets better so I guess we just have to hang in there. Don't get me wrong, I love my daughter to bits, she's beautiful - this adds to the guilt about feeling unhappy as it took us a couple if years to conceive her.