New mothers experience a roller coaster of emotions in the postpartum period. The joy of motherhood is often mixed with fatigue, anxiety and “baby blues.” Assess your level of anxiety and mood to better understand your needs. Recovering from pregnancy and childbirth, fluctuating hormones that cause mood swings, and lack of sleep can sap a mother’s energy, while her baby’s needs are unrelenting – especially if her child was born prematurely or has special needs. Caring for a newborn while trying to manage other responsibilities can feel overwhelming, and planning to go back to work only deepens worry and depression. How can a new mom overcome the struggle to become the confident, radiant mom she wants to be?