Some Mother-Centered Needs You Might Have

  • the need for someone to talk to- a good role model and listener
  • the need to focus inward
  • the need to feel dependent
  • the need to feel mothered
  • the need to talk about the labor and delivery
  •  the need to feel protected
  • the need to feel nurtured
  • the need to respect your own vulnerability
  • the need for private time
  • the need for lots of praise and encouragement
  • the need to pay attention to your psychiological and emotional states, even if others aren’t doing so.

Mothering The New Mother
Sally Placksin