It takes a village to raise a family. It takes a village to help mother the mother so that she (not just her new baby) feels loved, supported, and welcomed.
I have been blessed with a supportive family and a supportive village, but even so, there are moments of this woman’s experience in my life. Part of it is just an aspect of being a mom. You will just miss out on some things and sacrifice some things.
But there are many whose primary experience of motherhood is this feeling of isolation and standing on the outside looking in, which will only exacerbate feelings of depression and anxiety associated with the postpartum period.
It takes a village. Mothers need to be mothered. Cliche? Maybe. But very true and very often ignored.
from Agape Birth Doula Services http://bit.ly/2WWoz2D