Becoming a Mother: Providing Support for the Transition to Motherhood

10 years ago
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Becoming a Mother is a blog designed to help expectant and first-time mothers make their transition to motherhood with more joy and less stress. Becoming a mother for the first time is a major life transition and one that most women in the U.S. and other Western countries are not fully prepared for. As a result, they hold fairy-tale expectations of "life after birth" and are shocked to discover that the real experience is very different. Becoming a Mother helps inform and support women during this exciting, wonderful, and confusing time, with special emphasis on the first three months postpartum, a significant period in motherhood.