3 Signs You May Be Struggling as a New Mom

Perinatal & Postpartum, Keri Sawyer

Motherhood is a transformative journey that brings joy and fulfillment along with its fair share of challenges. As a new mom, it’s natural to face some struggles during this transition.

I’m Keri Sawyer, owner of Bloom Child Therapists, and in this article, we’ll explore three signs that may indicate you’re facing difficulties as a new mom.

1. Constant Fatigue

If you’re feeling extremely fatigued even after getting enough rest, it could indicate that you’re encountering difficulties as a new mom. While it’s common to be tired when taking care of a newborn, if you consistently find yourself exhausted and unable to perform daily tasks, it might be an indication of postpartum fatigue or depression.

For example, if you struggle to stay awake during the day, have difficulty concentrating, or lack motivation to engage with your baby, these could be signs of postpartum fatigue or depression.

2. Persistant Anxiety


Feeling anxious is a common experience for new moms, but if your worries begin to disrupt your daily life, it’s important to seek support. If you find yourself constantly on edge, experiencing racing thoughts, and struggling to relax, these could be indications of postpartum anxiety.

For instance, if you feel overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts about your baby’s safety or find it difficult to leave the house due to excessive worry, it’s crucial to reach out for assistance and guidance.


3. Intense Mood Swings


Hormone fluctuations after giving birth can lead to mood swings. However, if you find yourself experiencing intense emotions that feel overwhelming and are difficult to control, it may be an indication of postpartum depression or other mood disorders.

For example, if you frequently burst into tears without apparent reason or feel persistent sadness and hopelessness, it is important to seek support and professional help.


As a new mom, it’s important to prioritize your mental health. Reach out to us and schedule an appointment at Bloom Child Therapists today. We specialize in providing mental health support for new moms.

Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength and taking care of your well-being is essential for both you and your little one.