Understanding postpartum pressures
No two births are the same – and no two moms have the same experience or emotions postpartum. When you’re juggling the needs of your little one, worrying about what to expect postpartum, as well as recovering from birth and adjusting to some huge changes in lifestyle, it’s easy to understand why expectations from the outside world can feel overwhelming.
Our recent research* shows that 85% of first-time moms agree that the first year of postpartum motherhood is nothing like what they see on social media – because it makes parenting look easy. 59% of moms said they don’t feel society allows them to share how hard the first year of postpartum motherhood truly is.