New Parent Emotions

There can be high highs and low lows with a brand new baby. Here, you'll find tips for getting through those amazing, difficult, and sometimes hilarious new parent moments.

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How to Deal With New Mom Stress

It’s totally normal for new moms to feel both #blessed and #stressed. But if your worries are spiraling out of control, reach out for help. 
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'Honest Toddler' Creator Shares Her Poignant Postpartum Depression Story

More and more prominent mamas are sharing their battles with postpartum depression—and helping bring awareness to the issue.
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'Blackish' Just Tackled Postpartum Depression—Here's Why it Matters

A character on Black-ish is suffering from postpartum depression, and a recent episode addressed the issue in a remarkable, refreshing way.
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Jenny Mollen and Jason Biggs Get Real About Prenatal Depression

Comedian Jenny Mollen has suffered with both postpartum depression and prenatal depression—and hopes to bring attention to both issues.
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9 Small Acts of Kindness to Save a New Mom's Sanity

Want to help a new mom? Give her a highly specific suggestion of something you can do to help out. Then, don't take no for an answer!
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Science Says Having a Baby Tanks Your Self-Esteem for 3 Whole Years

A new study shows that women experience a dip in self-esteem for up to three years after their baby is born—and I totally understand why.
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More New Parent Emotions

My Baby Doesn't Like to Cuddle

My little girl wasn't a cuddler, but I realized that bonding doesn't have to be a contact sport.
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New Parent Emotions: A Cry in the Dark

My infant daughter was the absolute light of my life, so why was her wailing making me livid?
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Imperfect Love: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Unexpected Gift of Down Syndrome

There was never any question that I wanted to be Fern’s mother. I just didn’t want her to have Down syndrome.