Sleep deprivation is no joke! Give each other grace during the difficult times, especially overnight. Sure this sounds simple - "be nice to each other, of course we can do that!" - but many of us have never experienced true sleep deprivation or the level of stress that having a newborn brings.
Here are some tips you can start thinking about before baby arrives so that when those overnight stressors occur, you'll both have the tools to maybe feel a little less overwhelmed:
As always, if you are feeling like your stress levels are abnormal or if you're having thoughts that scare you, it's appropriate to reach out for support to your own doctor or Postpartum Support International.