Tips for New Mums from Elysia Gobbie, Midwife & Nurse
Knowledge, Instincts, Common Sense and Trial and Error
Becoming a parent is such an exciting time in your life, however it is also probably one of the toughest things that you will ever do. At times you will feel stressed, exhausted, anxious and confused by this little person who is totally dependent upon you to fulfill their needs and this can sometimes feel really overwhelming.
You will learn so much about yourself during this journey.
Motherhood is such a beautiful and powerful experience but it can be really hard and it may not come naturally or easily to some women.
You will be offered a lot of well-intentioned advice from people around you, which can sometimes cause you even more confusion and bewilderment. Listen to people whom you trust and that you know their advice is based on good experience and evidence-based knowledge. Knowledge is power and will not only help you to make informed decisions but it will give you a good understanding of what to expect, setting you up with a healthy mind set and allowing you to relax and really enjoy this precious time. By understanding your baby’s needs, you will feel so much more confident and be prepared for the challenges that you will face along the way.
Babies are much more resilient than you think so are very forgiving with the many mistakes that we make as parents. There is no right or wrong way of doing things, just easier ways and more difficult ways. Every baby is so different so keep things simple, trust your instincts and common sense and with a bit of trial and error you will start to work out what will be best for ‘you and your’ baby. This time will go by so quickly, so look after yourself, love and nurture your baby and try to enjoy this special time in your life.
I hope all is going well for you but feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any concerns.