There are many reasons why you might find yourself caring for your new baby on your own.
No matter what their age, some women become pregnant unexpectedly, others are single and choose to have a baby and for some, a partner leaves, gets sick or works away. It might be temporary or longer term.
You can feel tired, lonely, unsure or worried. All of these feelings can be harder to manage when you are on your own.
The work of caring for a baby and managing a household is much harder to do when there is no-one to share it with.