Buckle up. You got this.
Being a parent can be hard sometimes. OK, most of the time.
You're responsible for yourself and also another human — possibly even multiple humans. It's an incredibly rewarding and wonderful thing, but it can also get overwhelming quickly.
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We also checked in with clinical psychologist Christina Hibbert, Psy.D., founder of the Arizona Postpartum Wellness Coalition, for her advice. Here's what they had to say.
Remember: Everyone's situation is different, and comparing yourself to others is not productive or fair. So keep in mind that some of these may be helpful for you and some may be totally off base. Basically, take what you will, but know that you're not “doing it wrong” if some of these seem too much or too little for you.