When I Cried Like a Baby! After Having a Baby
- The most important and first step in dealing with the emotions is to help yourself and never neglect your requirements especially during those first few weeks. Never miss out on meals, get as much sleep as you can (even if you feel like that’s the most unrealistic dream that everyone proclaim is easy- sleep with baby!).
- Talk, talk, and talk. This is something I did not do and I realise the importance now. Unless you express yourself to your husband, partner or your family, they will not be able to understand how and what exactly you feel. Your husband should realise that he is equally responsible in taking care of the baby and you should not have to ASK for his help.
- Taking time away for yourself can work wonders not only for your mind but your mood as well. This is never easy in most traditional households as most of us follow the strict 40-day rest period. However you can still stay fresh by just a walk in the garden, or a short time away from your baby. Never ever feel guilty about taking time away from your baby that will only make you feel worse.
- We’re lucky today because of the many support groups and sources that exist. Connect with other moms- friends, family or even through social media. Many cities have mom meetups, events and activities that can make a huge difference during those first few months. There are numerous resources online to help with any problem you might be experiencing right from diaper changes to feeding to sleep and exercise.