Nine months is a long time to be waiting to meet your new baby.
After so much planning, dreaming, anticipating, nursery setup and shopping, we eagerly await the big day to become parents. And we’re told that all of this work leads to a so-called “transformative moment” and the discovery of life’s purest love. Such incredible expectations are placed on us.
As a result, many mothers feel guilty when they don’t feel motherly, or an immediate love and connection with their baby. The assumption they make is that there must be something wrong with them or they assume they are to blame for the lack of feeling.
But this is simply not true. We need to get some better information into the hands of moms so they stop beating themselves up for this. Mothering is hard enough without this guilt trip!