Women continue to be responsible for most of the visible and invisible workload of the home. Although we are working toward equal division of labour, generally, the primary responsibility falls on women to organize, manage, produce and perform .
Family holidays come up Often in session and new Moms in particular can struggle with the overwhelming physical, emotional, and social demands of the day.
In session, in anticipating Thanksgiving with anxiety, we often look at reducing expectations for the self, practicing gentle delegation whenever possible, taking time away to regulate your nervous system, and reflecting on boundaries, preparing brief scripts for anxiety provoking situations, e.g. baby holding, the topic of breast or bottle, coming up again, with the mother/mother-in-law/nurse/uncle/ or other well-meaning or pushy guest, etc. 😉
Holiday long weekends can host very overwhelming feelings and triggers for many reasons. If you feel in crisis or distress, in Edmonton, call the Crisis and Distress line at 780.482.4357
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24/7 Crisis and Distress Line in #Edmonton: 780.482.4357
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