Family & Life

The Baby Blues: It’s Real So Why Does Nobody Talk About It?

Posted April 11, 2016 by Bethanie Lunn

I felt really embarassed to publish this video and a bit frightened to.  Why?  Well, in it – I’m laid bare, I’m feeling down, it’s just four days after giving birth and I look like SHIT.

So why did I publish it?

Well, I talk about the baby blues and my experience, how I felt after giving birth, all the changes your whole self goes through and what you can do to come out the other side.

Y’see, I desperately needed someone to tell me the truth, hug me tightly and say, ‘don’t worry – it’s all normal but it will get better’.  All I could find on the internet was either factual, impersonal reports on hormones and baby blues or whimsical stories on the miracle of birth.  Why wasn’t anyone talking about how freakin hard the fourth trimester, post natal period is? Honestly, openly, realistically?

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So here I am, on zero hours sleep, looking horrific, feeling just the same.  It is dark because it’s ridiculously early in the morning and  I’m whispering because my baby is breast feeding while I record.

What do I want you to get from this?

I want you to know you’re not alone, that it’s OK to feel these things and that IT WILL GET BETTER.  Giving birth can be traumatic enough and then we have the aftermath but you know what, six weeks on – I’m in a totally different place and I will share with you what helped/ helps me along the journey.

Stay tuned.  You got this.

xx

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