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New Moms - Stop Feeling Guilty That You Can’t Do It All

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

By: Tina Avila, LMFT

When I became a mom, it was the biggest shock of my life. I had no idea what to expect when my son was born and everything that came with it. I found myself constantly feeling guilty for not being able to do it all and wondering how other new moms were coping with the incredible demands of motherhood. These feelings did not last forever, though! By learning about certain things about myself and my relationship with my son, I learned how to stop feeling guilty about not doing everything perfectly as a new parent.

Here are some things you can do if you're struggling with this same issue:

You're not superwoman, you're a new mom

You are not a superwoman. You are a new mom, and you can’t do it all. It doesn’t mean that you aren’t doing your best or that you don’t want to be the best mom possible, but sometimes we need to remember that we can't do everything perfectly and still be happy people.

Not only is it okay to admit that sometimes things just don't go as planned, but also remember that there are so many other people out there who have gone through the same thing! Sometimes when we feel like no one else understands what we're going through, it's comforting just knowing that someone has been where we are now and survived.

Get some sleep

The importance of sleep for new moms

Sleep is essential for a healthy new baby, and it’s just as important for you. After all, if you don’t get enough rest, how are you going to take care of your family? If you don't get enough rest, how will your body be able to recover from l