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What would I tell a new mum? Mama have patience.

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Mama, have patience. You might feel like you’ve lost who you are. That your life is on repeat. That you have spent weeks, months, years dreaming about being a mum and now you are one, you feel guilty that you are longing for the days when you slept longer than 90 minutes at a time and managed to have a shower every day.
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Mama, have patience. It’s going to take time. You’ll need to navigate sleepless nights, illnesses, changes in routine, many, many dirty nappies and inexplicable crying (you and baby). It will feel
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painfully slow but one day you’ll realise, it’s gone so fast. You might feel lost, like you only exist to look after this amazing, frustrating, bundle of joy, but have patience.
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Mama, have patience. Your baby will change you. She will change your perspective and make you see the world in a different way. She will show you that you have a capacity to love more than you ever knew. She will make you passionate about things you didn’t even know were an issue. She will temporarily strip you of everything you thought you
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knew, but it is temporary, it’s not forever.
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Mama, have patience. A time will come when the newborn days are over and the rhythm of day-to-day life will fill you with joy not fear.

Mama, have patience. You will find *you* again. It won’t be the same as the old you but you’ll find a space you can be yourself in and it will feel good.
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Mama, you’ll find yourself again but it will take time, just have patience.

 

*I wrote this post as part of Maternal Mental Health week to

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support Amy Ransom’s campaign #whatidgiveanewmum *

 

What would you give a new mum?

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Mama, have patience. You might feel like you’ve lost who you are. That your life is on repeat. That you have spent weeks, months, years dreaming about being a mum and now you are one, you feel guilty that you are longing for the days when you slept longer than 90 minutes at a time and managed to have a shower every day.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mama, have patience. It’s going to take time. You’ll need to navigate sleepless nights, illnesses, changes in routine, many, many dirty nappies and inexplicable crying (you and baby). It will feel painfully slow but one day you’ll realise, it’s gone so fast. You might feel lost, like you only exist to look after this amazing, frustrating, bundle of joy, but have patience.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mama, have patience. Your baby will change you. She will change your perspective and make you see the world in a different way. She will show you that you have a capacity to love more than you ever knew. She will make you passionate about things you didn’t even know were an issue. She will temporarily strip you of everything you thought you knew, but it is temporary, it’s not forever.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mama, have patience. A time will come when the newborn days are over and the rhythm of day-to-day life will fill you with joy not fear.

Mama, have patience. You will find *you* again. It won’t be the same as the old you but you’ll find a space you can be yourself in and it will feel good.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mama, you’ll find yourself again but it will take time, just have patience.

 

*I wrote this post as part of Maternal Mental Health week to support Amy Ransom’s campaign #whatidgiveanewmum *

 

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Sophie Griffiths

Mama to Eliza, lover of chocolate in all forms, prosecco fan and passionate about supporting new mamas from pregnancy and through their first year of motherhood. I have collaborated with some amazing experts to create an online support hub. A place for new mum's to find expert information they can trust as well as a community of mums for support. Launching in June, join The free, private Baby Bubble Facebook group to hear about the launch plans, speak to an expert live every Thursday and chat to mamas about everything from the best maternity bras to postnatal exercise and everything in between!

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