A New Normal

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Many expectant parents wonder how long it takes for life to get back to normal after their new addition arrives. We hear our providers request a six week appointment to check healing, we hear six weeks of bleeding, and we hear about six week maternity leave. All the talk about six weeks leads us to believe that by six weeks we will be back to life as normal, feeling good, well rested, and back into our daily routines. While some adjust to a new normal by six weeks that is often the exception, not the rule. It is not uncommon to take several months to feel better physically and emotionally and even longer to find your new normal with your new family member. you will find your new normal, but it is unrealistic to expect to go back to your pre-baby normal. Continue reading