Why am I so sad and tired?
Having a baby can be difficult. It may produce confusion, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, guilt, fatigue, or sadness. A mother’s mental health may be even worse if she also feels pain from delivery or breastfeeding, fatigue, financial challenges, or a lack of support or if she develops post-partum depression. Mothers should ask for support from friends and family and connect with other mothers. Eating well, sleeping when possible, and regular outings can all help to increase energy. It can take a few months or more for a mother to regain the balance in her life after having a baby. Mothers should see their health-care providers if they have persistent or severe sadness or fatigue.