Published On: March 1st, 2024

Becoming a new mum is a beautiful journey filled with excitement and anticipation, but it can also bring about feelings of uncertainty and anxiety, especially for first-time parents.

If you’re embarking on this exciting new journey, it’s normal to have questions. Here are some of Monkey Puzzle’s favourite tips to help ease your transition into motherhood:

Trust your instincts

As a new mum, you’ll receive plenty of advice from well-meaning friends, family, and even strangers. While it’s valuable to seek guidance and take on advice, remember that you know your body and your baby best – trust your instincts and intuition.

Prioritise self-care

During the excitement of preparing for your little one’s arrival, please don’t forget to take care of yourself! Make time for activities that relax you, whether it’s reading a book, taking a warm bath, or simply going for a walk. Remember, a happy and healthy mum is essential for a happy and healthy baby.

Connect with others

Joining a new mum group or going to NCT classes, can provide invaluable support and reassurance. Sharing experiences and advice with fellow mums who are going through similar challenges at the same time can make you feel less alone and more confident in your abilities. Many of our nurseries hold social events for their parents to help them build up their network.

Educate yourself

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. Take the time to educate yourself about the various stages of pregnancy, childbirth options, and newborn care. Attend prenatal classes and don’t hesitate to ask your midwife or doctor any questions you may have, however big or small you think the question may be, they’re there to help!

Listen to your body

Pregnancy bring with it many physical changes, it’s essential to listen to signals from your body. Rest when you’re tired, eat healthy and nutritious foods, and be sure to stay hydrated. Never hesitate to seek medical attention if something doesn’t feel right.

Celebrate each milestone

Pregnancy is a journey filled with milestones, both big and small! Take the time to celebrate each moment, from feeling your baby’s first kick to hearing their heartbeat during prenatal check-ups. Cherish these precious moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Remember, every pregnancy journey is unique, and it’s okay to feel a mix of emotions along the way. Trust in yourself, lean on your support system, and embrace the incredible journey of motherhood with open arms.

You’ve got this!

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