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Although newborn babies are cause for celebration, adjusting to the demands of a newborn can be emotionally and physically exhausting, especially during the first few weeks. Life will never be the same again. You will never feel the same again either. It will take time for you, and your partner if you have one, to adjust to the changes.
As well as having no time to yourself, relationships come under strain, and it’s easy to feel that you’re reaching breaking point. And as sleepless nights become the norm, you’ll probably feel snappy and grouchy - so expect your relationship to withstand a lot of turmoil in the early weeks and months.