Being a new mom is extremely exciting and rewarding, but it also comes with it’s challenges. It can be confusing figuring out how to add the responsibility of caring for your child into your life, and you’re going to ask a million times over, am I doing this right? Here are some postpartum tips for helping new moms ease into the whirlwind of motherhood.
The shift from being pregnant to becoming a mother happens in a matter of seconds and yet, few people emphasize the importance of preparing new mothers for this change. Sleep deprivation, 30 pounds of unwanted weight, cracked nipples, and a screaming baby make it nearly impossible to filter and organize one’s thoughts in the days, weeks and months after giving birth. At a time when a mother needs the most support and attention, she is often ignored and has to overcome her own pain, worries and thoughts and take care of her infant.