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When will I start to feel like myself again?

So, the baby is now 3 months old and my partner is back at work full-time. Now that I’m by myself with her, I am noticing how I still really don’t feel like myself. Is this normal? When will I?

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Tania posted June 5

I felt the same way. There’s so much to adjust to! New body, new schedule, new family dynamic, Give yourself time but also check in with a doctor if you feel it worsening. Here for you mama! 0 Likes
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Angie posted June 5

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We need to talk more about postpartum depression. But it is normal to feel this way, too. Take it one day at a time and talk to other new mom’s. It helps! 0 Likes

Judy posted June 9

A lot of things can make us feel not ourselves. Hormone changes, postpartum depression, diet, not enough sleep. Hope this helps. 0 Likes
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Aliza posted June 17

Oh, I thought you said your child was 3 years old and I thought “Good it’s not just me...😉” I still miss aspects of my life before kids! You’ll find over time it gets easier but being alone with the baby in the house day after day is a prescription for disaster. I know COVID doesn’t make it easy, but you have to get out of that house and around other people. Even 6 feet apart is better than feeling so isolated at home with this enormous responsibility on your shoulders. I kept the TV on when I was home just hear other voices. 0 Likes

Regina posted June 18

Yes it’s normal and sometimes just take a minute to yourself and just relax and enjoy a moment 0 Likes

Samira posted August 12

Hey Jackie, was just curious how are you doing now? I feel the same way as you did, just know that you’re not alone. There are other women feeling the exact way you do. Just know this is completely normal and seek out help as much as you can 0 Likes
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Juliet G posted October 13

This is a normal phenomenon,most women go through this,do not screw yourself up,enjoy motherhood-this is a gift from above,not everyone is given it .Well,if you want to distract yourself ,you can leave the baby with her father or grandmother,go to the salon, go shopping or just have a coffee with a friend and everything will get better😊 0 Likes
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