When you are ready it can be helpful to go to baby sessions or classes. This can be a great way to meet other new mums and dads so you support each other through the tiredness and provide a helping hand when things are proving challenging.
Your family and friends will want to help and be there for you during this time so make sure you keep talking to those you trust and do your best not to become isolated. You can always speak to your midwife or health visitor if you need some extra support and guidance remember they are there to help you.
Many women can feel a bit down and teary in the first few days after the birth of their baby, this is known as the ‘baby blues’ and these feelings usually pass after two weeks. If you start to feel low in mood and tired with little energy and you struggle to find joy in anything after this stage you may have developed postnatal depression. It is important you speak to your health visitor or GP as soon as possible to get some help, there are a range of options to help.