Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

The Realities of Transitioning to Parenthood

January 26, 2022 Season 1 Episode 3
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
The Realities of Transitioning to Parenthood
Show Notes Transcript

Let’s normalize how hard it is to transition to parenthood! On the podcast today we’re talking about the realities of transitioning to parenthood and that it’s not always filled with joy and elation. Transitioning to parenthood can be very exciting and scary at the same time and can involve grief for our old life. Seeing how others parent online can cause us a lot of distress and not listening to our gut takes us away from our values and goals. We’re going to talk about all of this and discuss ways to help cope with this transition.

Highlights:

2:17 - Some thoughts after welcoming baby 

 4:30 - Transition for the family

6:37 – The stereotype of falling in love with your baby as soon as you meet them

8:45 - Transition for the internal system and parenting from the Self

12:52 - Social Media’s effect on how we think we’re doing

15:57 - Pressure to be everything to our children

 16:47 - What’s helpful?

 Resources: 

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca  

Date: January 26, 2022

The Perinatal Wellbeing Podcast

EPISODE # 003

Episode Title: The Realities of Transitioning to Parenthood

Let’s normalize how hard it is to transition to parenthood! On the podcast today we’re talking about the realities of transitioning to parenthood and that it’s not always filled with joy and elation. Transitioning to parenthood can be very exciting and scary at the same time and can involve grief for our old life. Seeing how others parent online can cause us a lot of distress and not listening to our gut takes us away from our values and goals. We’re going to talk about all of this and discuss ways to help cope with this transition.

 

Highlights:

2:17 - Some thoughts after welcoming baby 

 4:30 - Transition for the family

6:37 – The stereotype of falling in love with your baby as soon as you meet them

8:45 - Transition for the internal system and parenting from the Self

12:52 - Social Media’s effect on how we think we’re doing

15:57 - Pressure to be everything to our children

 16:47 - What’s helpful?

 Resources: 

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca