Transition to Parenthood
Nora Ephron, in the novel Heartburn, sums up the potential impact of a baby on the marital relationship: “. . . Now, of course, I realized something else no one tells you; that a child is a grenade. When you have a baby, you set off an explosion in your marriage, and when the dust settles, your marriage is different from what it was. Not better, necessarily; not worse, necessarily; but different” (1983, p. 158).
This quote could be applied just as easily to what it feels for parents indivudally as well. Areas that many people struggle with after a baby arrives could include, self identity, did I make a mistake becoming a parent?, I want to stay home or I want to go back to work, how do I continue to do things I enjoy or find time for myself?
This is a normal part of an incredible transition. We will help a long the bumpy road into your new life.