Things to Know About Childbirth for Soon-to-Be Mommies
As a mother-to-be, you must be going through loads of emotions. Also, you might have loads of questions in your mind about what to expect after birth. And the questions won’t stop there; they will keep coming.
Since we want to help you ease your mind, we have jotted down a few things that all newbie moms should know about.
You will be Scared to Leave the Hospital
Once you are ready to take your baby home, you will be overwhelmed and even terrified with all sorts of thoughts. You will be in disbelief about taking your tiny bundle of joy home. You will question yourself and your ability to care for the baby.
Of course, if it was you who brought the baby into the world – now you will be preparing to leave the one place you have known too well when the baby was inside your womb. This aspect can make you feel scared – even sad.
We are here to tell you it is totally okay to feel all those emotions. They are valid! To ease your mind, you will want to talk about it to the nurse and your partner, and also opt for postpartum support as you never know how and what exactly you will feel after childbirth.
Believe us – the baby snuggles will uplift your spirit too. Since this will be your first baby, they will be the center of your universe. But – you will also want to give yourself some time, as your body will take time to heal.
Babies Cry a Lot
Usually, babies cry for three common reasons: they are hungry, need a diaper change, or are gassy. Soon, you will start to differentiate between their crying calls – but – babies cry a lot, even when you meet all their needs.
Here is the thing – physicians agree that babies can cry for no reason. Now, if you think of it, you see that crying is how babies communicate. Think from the baby’s perspective when they are suddenly in a strange world engulfed in unfamiliar sounds and sights.
Most of the time, babies look for comfort. They might as well be experimenting with their communication option, which is crying initially. You get the point – it can be completely okay for babies to cry for no reason.
Suppose you have tried it all – fed them, helped them burp, and changed their diaper – and they are still crying – you will want to simply offer them calm and comfort. If you are overwhelmed, it is perfectly fine to sit the baby down in a safe place for a short time to collect yourself.
If your motherly instinct tells you that there might be something wrong when the baby’s crying increases, you will want to check in with the doctor and ensure that your baby is healthy and fine.
Motherhood is a blessing – but – it is not easy. You will be tired, and you might even be unable to sleep for long periods. While walking can help with fatigue, you will also want to get as much rest as possible.