Mummy blogger left paralyzing fear after seeing slender new moms on social media

A blogger mother says that social media gave her crippling fear – living with a newborn wasn't that & # 39; picture-perfect & # 39; if Instagram made it seem, and she was flooded with snaps of slender new moms.

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Susan Mann, 41, from East Kilbride, Scotland, said that six weeks after the birth of her daughter Aria, she had to step back from social media forums, such as Instagram.

The mother of the three had set up a social media that followed the time Aria was born six years ago, and experienced a pressure she had not felt after the birth of her older children, Tyler [ten] and Lucas [12].

She began to experience paralyzing anxiety and eventually went to see a doctor who advised her to take a break from social media, and now warns others of the negative effects.

Susan Mann, 41, from East Kilbride, Scotland, said that six weeks after the birth of her daughter Aria 6, she had to step back from social media forums such as Instagram.

Susan Mann, 41, from East Kilbride, Scotland, said that six weeks after the birth of her daughter Aria 6, she had to step back from social media forums such as Instagram.

Susan had set up a social media that followed the time Aria was born six years ago. Susan can be seen on her mother's Instagram account

Susan had set up a social media that followed the time Aria was born six years ago. Susan can be seen on her mother's Instagram account

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Susan had set up a social media that followed the time Aria was born six years ago. Susan can be seen on her mother's Instagram account

When the boys were born, she had not yet started her blog, Susan K Mann, and she felt an extra pressure to post snapshots of her life after the birth of her daughter.

Susan had a C-section when Aria was born and felt exhausted with two other young children to look after.

But when she went online, she saw images of glamorous mothers wearing their pre-pregnancy clothes while holding their newborns.

Every house looked unspoiled in the photos, and even baby bumps looked smaller than Susan during her pregnancy.

Baby Aria shortly after birth as mother and blogger Susan Mann, from East Kilbride, says social media gave her fear after the birth of her daughter

Baby Aria shortly after birth as mother and blogger Susan Mann, from East Kilbride, says social media gave her fear after the birth of her daughter

Baby Aria shortly after birth as mother and blogger Susan Mann, from East Kilbride, says social media gave her fear after the birth of her daughter

Susan believes after delivery that many women feel exhausted and seeing idealized snapshots of other people's lives creates feelings of inadequacy
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Susan believes after delivery that many women feel exhausted and seeing idealized snapshots of other people's lives creates feelings of inadequacy

Susan believes after delivery that many women feel exhausted and seeing idealized snapshots of other people's lives creates feelings of inadequacy

Susan said: & # 39; I have always felt that I was not good enough, that I was doing something wrong, that I was not good enough, that something bad was going to happen.

& # 39; I felt that I could not breathe and that I was choking.

& # 39; When I first had Aria, I had a C-section and two young children to look after, but it seemed like other people had it all .. & # 39 ;.

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She believes that many women feel exhausted after giving birth and seeing idealized snapshots of other people's lives creates feelings of inadequacy.

Status updates from other parents celebrating a good night's sleep could cause anxiety that was so bad that she eventually talked to a doctor who advised her to slow down.

Susan Mann South Lanarkshire,

Susan Mann South Lanarkshire,

Susan said that when she went online, she saw images of glamorous mothers wearing their clothes for pregnancy while holding their newborns

Susan said that when she went online, she saw images of glamorous mothers wearing their clothes for pregnancy while holding their newborns

Susan had a C-section when Aria was born and felt exhausted with two other young children to look after

IT manager Susan, who is married to husband Robert, says she would advise other parents to recognize the symptoms of stress on social media and take a break
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IT manager Susan, who is married to husband Robert, says she would advise other parents to recognize the symptoms of stress on social media and take a break

IT manager Susan, who is married to husband Robert, says she would advise other parents to recognize the symptoms of stress on social media and take a break

And she felt pressured about posting her own photos, worrying that the lives of others & # 39; calmer & # 39; used to be.

IT manager Susan, who is married to husband Robert, says she would advise other parents to recognize the symptoms of stress on social media and take a break.

She said: & # 39; Many people feel that their milestone events are hampered by social media.

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& # 39; It has many positive sides, such as having someone to talk to during a feed in the middle of the night, and I have made many friends with it.

Susan says she felt pressured about posting her own photos because she was worried that the lives of others would be quieter. used to be. A social media image of Aria is seen

Susan says she felt pressured about posting her own photos because she was worried that the lives of others would be quieter. used to be. A social media image of Aria is seen

Susan says she felt pressured about posting her own photos because she was worried that the lives of others would be quieter. used to be. A social media image of Aria is seen

Susan said that when she went online, she saw images of glamorous mothers wearing their clothes for pregnancy while holding their newborns

Susan said that when she went online, she saw images of glamorous mothers wearing their clothes for pregnancy while holding their newborns

Susan said that when she went online, she saw images of glamorous mothers wearing their clothes for pregnancy while holding their newborns

Mother and blogger Susan Mann at home in East Kilbride with daughter, Aria

Mother and blogger Susan Mann at home in East Kilbride with daughter, Aria

Mother and blogger Susan Mann at home in East Kilbride with daughter, Aria

& # 39; When I started my blog almost ten years ago, mummy blogging was new, Twitter had just begun and I don't think there was Instagram.

& # 39; Social media were great at meeting other mummies, and there are so many opportunities, but there is also an extra pressure, especially on Instagram.

& # 39; I am aware that it is a fragment of people's lives, but I think if you have a negative way of thinking, you should step back.

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& # 39; It seems that everyone's lives are perfect, but you don't know what is happening behind the scenes. & # 39;

Baby Aria shortly after birth as mother and blogger Susan Mann, from East Kilbride, says that social media worried her

Baby Aria shortly after birth as mother and blogger Susan Mann, from East Kilbride, says that social media worried her

Baby Aria shortly after birth as mother and blogger Susan Mann, from East Kilbride, says that social media worried her

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