You've done your Antenatal classes, maybe even a Hypnobirthing course,armed with your birth preferences you are ready.
But what about once baby arrives.... What then?
What is postpartum depression and what are the risk factors?
How do you eat when you have a newborn that wants to be held continuously?
⠀ How will you get out of the house with a newborn?
Do you have friends at the same stage of life, and if not, how do you go about finding friends with a baby?
We often neglect the postpartum stage, but the truth is that it is the most important. Transitioning to a new role is life-altering. Do you have support? If not, how can you find it?⠀ Here are few ideas ✨Attend an Antenatal workshop before baby arrives
✨Talk to your friends and family. Let them know your worries no matter how trivial.
✨Post partum affects us all differently but k owing who to Contact if your emotional health is suffering is key.
✨Enlist the help of a postpartum doula.
✨Do a few meals for the freezer before baby arrives.
✨Find out if your local supermarket does deliveries and premake your order.
✨Consider attending your local breastfeeding group before baby arrives so it won't be as daunting once they get here.