The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers

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How hard is it to be a new parent?



You’ve had nine months to prepare for your first child. Be excited. Worry. Scans, tests and appointments fill your diary. Your bathroom cupboard groans with indigestion medicine.

The last month drags by as baby paraphernalia slowly fills your house.

Then it’s the day you’ve been waiting for.

Whether you have a natural birth or C-section, pain relief or none, labour that goes as you expected or hoped, or not, eventually your child is born.

Suddenly you’re a parent. 

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