"I wasn't prepared for the loneliness"

I always knew I wanted to be a Mum and I was ready. Lots of my frieds had kids before me so I knew all the things to expect from feeding and changing to sleep deprivation I thought I knew what what coming. But no one told me about the lonliness and isolation.

I went from working every in a very social environment and seeing friends on a regular basis to being stuck at home alone with a baby or going to appointments or mothers group then rushing back home for nap times. I felt like a robot stuck on feed change sleep repeat. i don't have family close by and I suddenly felt very alone and totally isolated.

I am so proud to be partnering with COPE to help supprt the essential work they do to empower mothers and thier families providing support to navigate the emotional challenges of becoming a parent.