Motherhood
  • K
  • over 1 year ago

Returning to work. What helps with anxiety?

I’ve just been told that I need to come into work starting tomorrow and I’ve been on maternity leave since january and because of covid-19 I haven’t been back since. When I was told I felt such a large pit in my stomach and I just wanted to cry. I’ve had really bad anxiety ever since he was born and I’ve always dreaded the moment I would have to be back at work. He’ll be with my husband so I know he’s in good hands its just we’re so different. I know my baby the best. I know his cues and all of his different cries. Not to say my husband doesn’t its just idk. I’ve never been away from my boy unless I was out getting groceries. What has your experience like when you went back to work? What helped with the anxiety?
  • C
  • over 1 year ago

What helped the most was being very honest with my husband. He answered all of my calls, gave me every update, and sent pictures/videos. Gradually I grew more comfortable over time. Hope he’s super supportive and understanding for you ❤️

  • C
  • over 1 year ago

We eventually had to transition to daycare for scheduling reasons. This was hard but somewhat easier because he was older which helped me.

  • K
  • over 1 year ago

was your baby always with him or did you eventually go to daycare?

  • C
  • over 1 year ago

I have PPA and haven’t gone back to work yet but I know it will be so hard. I also feel like I know my baby and her needs much better than my partner who will be taking care of her so I’m so nervous to leave her. I’d be a SAH mom if I could. Hope you’re doing well coping with it, just know you’re not alone and lots of other mamas are in the same situation ❤️

  • K
  • over 1 year ago

It definitely wasn’t easy. I love my husband and I know he’s capable of taking care of our son its just sometimes I know my son wants me over my husband and I have to swallow the urge to grab him and just let my husband calm him so they have a bond as well but I’m terrified of that happening when I have to take him to daycare and he’s just crying waiting for me to comfort him. I wish I could be a SAHM too. Thank you so much though ❤️ it’ll just take time.

  • A
  • over 1 year ago

I had PPA super bad after I had my daughter in November. I was on maternity leave for 3 months and I was VERY emotional the first week I went back to work, but it becomes a habit and it starts to feel normal. She was only in daycare for a month & a half before COVID-19 happened and I’ve been home with her for 2 months now. You are going to miss him and it is going to be an emotional roller coaster, but in time, it will start to feel normal and you’ll have something to look forward to at the end of everyday. Try to stay positive and remember that it’s okay to take a moment to breathe, cry, whatever. You are absolutely not the only mom who feels this way. Ask dad to send you lots of pictures and videos throughout the day💕

  • K
  • over 1 year ago

I feel like I have PPA. Its a terrible feeling honestly. I went home for lunch today and I heard him babbling as soon as I opened the door and I wanted to immediately cry. Coming home to him is definitely the best feeling. Thank you for the advice ❤️

  • J
  • over 1 year ago

I’m just wanting to post to say how absolutely stunning you are! Jeez Louise, you should be a model! Your baby is super cute too. xx

  • K
  • over 1 year ago

Thank you Jenny, thats so sweet ❤️

  • B
  • over 1 year ago

Just do it. Can't think about it too much. I scrolled through lots of pictures at work when we first started daycare with my little. The daycare we have our daughter at has an app that allows you to see when and how much baby eats, pottys, sleeps all that. So maybe have your husband send you some pictures and updates throughout the day. 🌻 You got this, good luck!!

  • K
  • over 1 year ago

That is such a cool feature to have at a daycare. I love that.

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