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How can I cope with the overwhelming feeling of being a new parent?
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Find support
Find support from friends and family.
There are online sites for new parents and support groups in almost every town. Be honest about what you need, even if it is time alone or time to sleep. Keep in mind that everyone feels overwhelmed in the beginning. You are not along.

In brief: Find support
Find support from friends and family.
There are online sites for new parents and support groups in almost every town. Be honest about what you need, even if it is time alone or time to sleep. Keep in mind that everyone feels overwhelmed in the beginning. You are not along.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Talk about it
It is very normal to feel overwhelmed as a new parent.
Try reading any number of new parent books, talk to other parents you know and get support. Just admitting to being overwhelmed can help. Get a babysitter and get out of the house - take time for self-care as that is critical. Exercise, get rest (which is very hard but helps soooo much). Ask others to help you out and talk to your doctor.

In brief: Talk about it
It is very normal to feel overwhelmed as a new parent.
Try reading any number of new parent books, talk to other parents you know and get support. Just admitting to being overwhelmed can help. Get a babysitter and get out of the house - take time for self-care as that is critical. Exercise, get rest (which is very hard but helps soooo much). Ask others to help you out and talk to your doctor.
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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