You’ve gone through pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and now you’re ready to go home and begin life with your baby. Once home, though, you might feel like you have no idea what you’re doing!
These tips can help even the most nervous first-time parents feel confident about caring for a newborn in no time.
Getting help after the birth
Consider getting help during this time, which can be very hectic and overwhelming. While in the hospital, talk to the experts around you.
Nurses are a great resource to show you how to hold, burp, change, and care for your baby.
Relatives and friends often want to help too. Even if you disagree on certain things, don’t dismiss their experience. But if you don’t feel up to having guests or you have other concerns, don’t feel guilty about placing restrictions on visitors.
Even though you may feel anxious about handling a newborn, in a few short weeks you’ll develop a routine and be parenting like a pro!
If you have questions or concerns, ask your doctor to recommend resources that can help you and your baby grow together.