The last thing you expect to feel as a new mom is angry. But, stress and frustration can easily build as you try to secure your footing in this new world of motherhood. All of these emotions can be overwhelming and may trigger feelings of anger. Because you are now in charge of a tiny, helpless human being, it is very important to find ways to cope with anger as a new mom.
There are plenty of things that made me angry when I was a new mom. A solicitor ringing the doorbell just as I was putting my baby down for a nap. My husband forgetting to take out the long string of "diaper sausages" from my supposedly "stink-free" diaper pail. Unexpected visitors when I just wanted to stay in my nursing nightgown and hospital socks all day.
But, for some new moms their anger runs deep. Maybe they are parenting on their own, and not by choice. They could be estranged from their relatives, which can be much harder to deal with when you have a new baby. They could be dealing with personal health issues, or a baby with health issues. Regardless of what makes you angry as a new mom, here are some ways to cope.