Coming home from hospital after childbirth can be quite the anti-climax.
Consider the nine months you’ve been preparing for the birth of your child, and then the dramatic moment she enters the world. Jumping in the car and coming home feels a little bit run-of-the-mill after all that.
The contrast between the hospital world and your own home, which is unchanged since the earth-shattering experience of childbirth, can feel both overwhelming and surreally normal.
Diane Zalitis is a midwife and the Clinical Lead of Pregnancy, Birth and Baby.
She explains how you can adjust to your new life at home.