Being a mom can be stressful — it’s not all tea parties and nap times. Many new moms fantasize about the joy, the cuddles, the blissful love of their babies, and they’re unprepared for the guilt, the anxiety, and the overwhelming feelings of inadequacy that erupt when you realize you CAN’T do it all. Even seasoned moms get blown away by the stuff they’re not doing that they think they should be
Most women I know spend their entire 20’s trying hard not to conceive a child. They think that once they reach their 30’s, they'll be in a sweet spot in their career, gotten married, and then when they're ready, getting pregnant would be easy. I can say from personal experience, these were my thoughts exactly. I thought getting pregnant someday for me was going to be a breeze.
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