If you're a mama-to-be, you've probably heard about the 'rush of love' that supposedly swoops over you as soon as you catch a glimpse of your baby for the first time.
The potent mixture of oxytocin, adrenaline and a new family member means, of course, a lot of mums experience a surge of love. However, if you don't experience that feeling, that's completely normal too.
"Sometimes relationships simply take a while to grow, settle and cement," says parenting expert Rachel Fitz Desorgher, in her book Your Baby Skin To Skin, "Don’t worry. Your baby doesn’t have any of these worries and doesn’t care about your musings (she doesn’t know that you feel somewhat ambivalent right now). She will show you how to mother her. As you feed her and change her over the days and weeks, her smells and her cries and her searching eyes will gradually, bit by bit, get inside you if you just relax into what it is rather than try to wrestle it into what you think it should be.”
29 #mumtribe mums tell us about the moment they met their baby and if they experienced a 'rush of love'...