The first year and days of motherhood are full of surprises, joy, sleepless nights and other feelings. Everyone gives you their opinion on how to take care of the baby and yourself. There are advices that can make a new mom crazy and it is difficult for her to decide on which advices to take and which ones she should ignore.
One of the advices to new moms is that they should enjoy every moment. Women tend to forget to enjoy their moments when they have delivered new babies. All their attention is on the baby and they do not have time to enjoy the new life. One should slow down and embrace it all. The babies are only young for a short period of time. One should also take lots of pictures and videos because the children grow so fast.
New moms are advised to trust their inner guts. One should do what she feels is right for her and her baby. People will give you so many advices on what you should do and this may bring confusion to you causing one to even do the wrong things. What you should do is what you are feeling is right and not what others tell you is right. It is not wrong to ask for opinions from other people but they are just opinion, not facts.
One is always told to trust her maternal instincts.
One should be ready and expect times when she will feel tired, overwhelmed, terrified and challenged by the responsibilities. On other days she may feel full of joy, love and so much at peace. This is very normal during these times because you have another life that you are living which you were not used to.
New moms should make time for themselves even though most of them think that they do not need that time. She needs head space because she might be under stress and she doesn’t realize it because she is always busy. One may later regret why she did not give herself time because each and everyone needs time to themselves. They should also accept as much help as is offered. New moms believe that help from other people will detract attachment of the baby from them.
New moms should join a support group where one will meet with other new moms. The groups help new moms interact and benefit from the shared experiences. They will also get advice from the group facilitator who should be an expert.