Written by a team of moms, there for you during the ups and downs.Your baby isn’t the only one who needs special care. Don’t forget to love yourself too!
VISITORS NEED TO UNDERSTAND.JANE, NEW MOM. • People may offer to stay with you and help out when you get home from the hospital. If they are willing to help cook meals, clean up and let you sleep, say yes!
• If they expect you to do everything while they hold the baby, it will just make things more difficult.
ASK FOR HELP. YOU DON’T NEED TO “GO IT ALONE”.KIM, MOTHER OF TWINS. • Sometimes you ask for help just because you need to sleep.
• Identify a list of things you’d like help with before the baby arrives. For instance laundry, cooking, grocery shopping or just babysitting while you go for a walk or take a nap.
• The most important thing is that you spend time being a mom, not washing dishes or cleaning!