During the first month or so you may find the lack of sleep, changed routines, and constant focus on the baby difficult to cope with. That can make you feel overwhelmed or short-tempered.
Try to take good care of yourself by:
At times it can feel that you are being left out of the circle of attention given to your partner and baby.
New fathers and partners can feel sad and have their own problems adjusting to new parenthood.
If you find yourself staying at work so you don't have to be at home, talk with your partner about your feelings.
Make plans to change what is bothering you. If you need additional support, ask your health care provider for a referral.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
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