Do you have a hard time asking for help?
If you’re like most people than the answer to this question is YES! After delivering a baby, it’s normal and expected that you will need time to rest and recover. Having a postpartum support system lined up ahead of time is as vital as ensuring that you have diapers and clothing for your baby.
Some of this preparation includes communicating with your partner. Will they be taking any time off work? Will local extended family be able to come and help you by bringing you some food and making sure you’re able to eat?
Who will be there to help support you after bringing home your precious bundle of joy?
Often, when discussing the above with your partner, you will have a clear idea of who will be there to help and if you need to make additional arrangements such as hiring a baby nurse.
I tell our client’s that they should accept the help that is being offered. If a neighbor asks if they can bring you some lunch, throw in a load of laundry, or watch the baby while you take a shower… SAY YES!! Take them up on their offer. You will be grateful you did once you come out of a nice hot shower. Remember, when you’re able to take care of yourself, you’re able to take care of your baby and truly take in those amazing moments.
If you’re interested in learning more about how a baby nurse can help you through the fourth trimester, contact us today.