A Lack of Control

Along with the clear physical healing journey that happens, new moms also go through a distinct experience coined as “emotional course”. Regardless of how “prepared” anyone is, the beginning stages of motherhood are inevitably overwhelming, different, and unknown.

Every day with a newborn baby is unpredictable. Pittsburgh doula, Kathy McGrath, describes the post-partum experience as a dance. The baby leads for the first months until you feel ready to take the lead. Regardless, things are constantly changing not only with the baby but also with your relationships, your body, your mentality, and your own sense of self. At the end of the day, if you’re alive and the baby is alive, then it was a damn good day.



Lack of Control


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Lack of Control