When you arrive home from the hospital the feelings of excitement are coupled with exhaustion and recovery. This time with your baby is incredibly special yet very tiresome for a new mother. Plan on having a few close family members who can stop over from time to time the first few weeks. A new mom desperately needs extra sleep and time to wrap her mind around the idea of having a child.
Schedule time for yourself to unwind. A new mom needs to make sure she takes care of herself physically, and emotionally during this time period. This is a time when women experience many types of emotions. It is important to know what your doing is valuable and your time to rejuvenate yourself will help you think clearer and have more energy for your baby.
This is a time when new may need to make frequent phone calls. This could be for just a few minutes a day, but to call a friend, mother, or grandmother to share what your going through will be such an encouragement. Women need other women at this time to be able to relate their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
Every new mom needs to keep things in mind as they adjust to this transition.
-KEEP YOUR EXPECTATIONS REALISTIC
-HAVE SOME TIME SET ASIDE EACH WEEK FOR YOU TO REGROUP EVEN IF IT IS A SMALL TIME FRAME
-GET EXERCISE, EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEALTH AND STIMULATION FOR RECOVERY
-TAKE YOUR VITAMINS DAILY AND TAKE NAPS WHEN THE BABY NAPS
-ASK FOR HELP FROM YOUR HUSBAND.HE CAN NOT READ YOUR MIND
-LISTEN TO YOUR INTUITION IN WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR BABY