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Postnatal Insomnia

postnatal insomnia

4:47 am - and i'm still awake, despite the baby being asleep.

4:47 am.

While me and insomnia are old friends, postnatal insomnia from the last 6 weeks since Zeke’s birth has been draining.

Postnatal insomnia is the inability to go back to sleep when the baby does, or to fall asleep in the first place.

Raising hand, that’s me!

I am functioning somehow on 2-3 hours of sleep a day. And after concern from a friend, I have recently started forewarning people before having a conversation that if my words start slurring that it’s a side effect from the lack of sleep.

Sign me up for the support group, I am completing the first step here by admitting that I, Molly am suffering from postnatal insomnia.

*Waiting for the “Hi Molly.”

Apparently, I am not alone.  From The Sunday Times:

The latest research has shown that new mothers typically spend 20% more time awake during the first six weeks after childbirth than is the average. In addition, post­partum women wake more frequently and have less dream sleep than non-postpartum women.

On the positive, breakfast is made for our older kids, the dishes are done

Are You Able To Sleep When Baby Is Sleeping? How Do You Deal With Insomania?

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