As a first time mum, I was unaware of the surge of emotions and the physical demand new mothers experience in the postpartum period. Despite my medical background, I wasn’t prepared for what literally hit me.
I was not only faced with my own needs – an aching and sore body trying to heal in addition to caring for a newborn. Which is literally – 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. No end of shift, holiday or a pause button 🙂
I realised, I had a somewhat blind view of motherhood and as quick as the character “the flash”, I gained a much broader insight into my new role.