Becoming a new parent can be the most joyous event in a person’s life and for many it can also be the most stressful. To be honest, that’s kind of at the heart of parenting. It’s both things, joyful and stressful. There is nothing like a child to bring out the laughter, fun and joy in us but parenting also brings out the tougher emotions too. I often say that I’ve never laughed as much as I have since having a baby but I have also never gotten angry so many time either! There is something about the combination of sleep deprivation and being responsible for another human being that creates an incredible level of stress. I can still remember the days of frequent feedings through the night; I would start the day impatient, irritable and admittedly a little snappy with my husband.
This blog is collaboration between co-owner Shabd Simran Adeniji (BA, BM, MPH) and guest bloggers