Pregnancy and new parenthood are often painted as an idyllic time of joy, excitement, and bliss. While it’s true that becoming a parent is a beautiful time filled with many highs, it’s essential to acknowledge that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies.
A more accurate depiction of this life-altering transition period is that of an emotional rollercoaster. And we’re always down to have a candid conversation about the realities of early parenthood.
Let’s be honest, parenting is stressful! Becoming and being parents on the back end of a global pandemic only adds to that stress. Rather than focusing on ways to avoid stress, I’m here to share 7 ways to help your body and mind complete its stress response cycle and rebound following times of high stress. So grab your favorite drink, take a nice deep breath, and read on!