Wish We'd Known: 20 Things No One Told Us About Having a Newborn

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Jenna McCarthy on Nov 1, 2013 at 5:49PM

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You Might Not Fall in Love With Your Baby Right Away

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a Jenna McCarthy on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:10PM

Some women feel an immediate bond with their newborns; others, well, don’t. In fact, some admit that it took weeks (and in more extreme cases months) before they felt that fierce, soul-stirring, hurt-my-kid-and-I’ll-bust-your-kneecaps kind of mama-love. Some women also say they felt an immediate protectiveness of their new babies, but not exactly love. Not feeling an insta-bond isn’t necessarily a sign of postpartum depression. After all, your hormones are all over the map, you’ve just been through a grueling physical transformation and you don’t even know the kid yet. But you’ll fall in love with her soon enough.

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