New-Mom Sleep Survey

Moms Are Going Solo

What we learned: When it comes to wee-hour nighttime feedings, you aren't getting much help from your partner: 68 percent of you say you're pretty much on your own.

What surprised us: Eighty-two percent of you say you're perfectly happy with such an arrangement.

Even so, you still need rest. Mindell suggests coming up with a sleep plan so that everyone can get the rest they need. It's important to get several hours of uninterrupted sleep, she says. It's hard when someone needs to work in the morning, but there are ways to arrange it so that you'll all make the most of what you get. For example, you can go to bed from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., then take over while your partner sleeps. The good news? Eventually, even the fussiest baby sleeps through the night -- and so will you.

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