Few moments in life compare to giving birth to a child. Those early days of motherhood are tough, and no mom can do it alone — nor should she have to. But with so much attention on the new baby, there’s often not much left over for the new mom.
Anneliese Lawton, a writer and mom of two in Canada, perfectly captured the struggle in a recent Facebook post on her page, Grown Up Glamour.
In the post, Anneliese recalls how, after giving birth to each of her two sons, she went to a flurry of “appointments” to make sure they were doing OK.
“Their well-being was front and center,” Anneliese wrote. “I’d say, when it comes to our health-care system, they were well taken care of.”
“Then there was me,” she continued.
Anneliese recalled how her doctors gave her painkillers, stool softeners, and a pat on the back, then sent her on her way. Meanwhile, she struggled to adjust to the many difficulties of new motherhood, from breastfeeding to postpartum depression.
Anneliese’s words deeply resonated with other moms. The emotional post now has over 31,000 shares.