Tips On Getting Ready For Your New Baby

Are you expecting your first baby? Are you nervous about it? Do you feel a little out of your comfort zone? If you do, then the following tips may help you out… 

Know all the details – pregnancies can be very intimidating, no matter how many times you go through it. This is probably because no two deliveries are the same, just like no two babies are the same. However, it pays to have the knowledge in regards to your baby’s growth, and what to expect out of the first few months after delivering. This help you look out for post baby complications and even postnatal depression; giving you the opportunity to deal with it better.

  • Use a doctor you are comfortable with – ob-gynos in general are very helpful and attentive to your needs. Finding someone who understands your fears and your concerns will be much more helpful than you think. If you don’t speak fluent English, then look for a doctor who speaks your language. If you speak Chinese more fluently, for example, then going to a trusted Chinese speaking obstetrician will be more reassuring than someone you cannot share your concerns with…
  • Plan out the first few months after the delivery – most people seem to forget that the delivery is not the last step to this adventure; but the first of the next one. Though you might have planned the arrival of your baby to this world meticulously, chances are that you might not have planned the next few months; when it will be the most challenging. From meal plans, to chore diving to even work schedules; everything will have to be thought over.
  • Recognize that you will need help – whether it’s your gynaecologist Sydney or counselor regarding your postnatal depression, your family about help with the baby, or your significant other about running the house, you’ll have to admit and recognize that you need help. We are sure you did a brilliant job of managing all this by yourself prior to the baby; but this will change once your newborn settles in your home. Remember that you are going to taking care of someone 24 hours a day, and that you’ll most probably be doing so with minimum sleep. There’s also the fact that the outside world, like your professional life, will not wait for you to find your rhythm. So getting a little help is the best solution to your messy life.
  • Be open to childcare or at the very least, a maid service – perhaps you don’t like inconveniencing anyone just to help you. So you might not turn to your best friends, neighbors or your family. In this case, at the very least, consider a childcare service (nannies and babysitters) and maid services can be very useful in times like this. Even if it’s only for a few months until you work out a working routine for yourself and you get more sleep at night.

Comments are closed.