This post was written by Holly Ashby. She works for Will Williams Meditation, who provide courses on Vedic Meditation, an easier and more effective alternative to Mindfulness Meditation, in central London.
The baby blues are incredibly common. Buffeted by storms of hormones, shell-shocked from the birth and facing the enormous responsibility of looking after an entirely helpless human being, it’s not surprising that we might not feel at our best in the weeks and months after bringing new life into the world. And even though dads don’t have to deal with the hormones and birth in quite the same way, (although anxiety and seeing their partner in such distress must have an impact) this is something men have to deal with too.
Usually the weepy and irritable feelings that characterise baby blues will clear within a week or so, but sometimes the baby blues can take a bigger hold, often developing into postnatal stress. Dealing with this as well as the chaos a new baby can have on your schedule is a challenge, but with a bit of self care it is possible. [Read more…]