Things I wish people shared about becoming a Mum

Becoming a mom is one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences a woman can have. However, it can also be one of the most challenging and overwhelming experiences. There are a lot of things that people don’t talk about when it comes to becoming a mom, and I wish they did. 

THINGS I WISH PEOPLE SHARED ABOUT BECOMING A MUM:
  1. The physical recovery after giving birth: Giving birth can be a traumatic experience for your body, and the recovery process can be long and difficult. Many women experience pain, bleeding, and fatigue after giving birth, and it can take several weeks or even months to fully recover. I wish people talked more openly about this so that new moms would be better prepared for the physical challenges they may face.

  2. The emotional rollercoaster: Becoming a mom can be an emotional rollercoaster. You will experience a wide range of emotions, from overwhelming love and joy to feelings of sadness, anxiety, and even depression. It’s important to know that these feelings are normal, and it’s okay to talk about them. I wish people would share their own experiences with postpartum emotions so that new moms would know they are not alone.

  3. The importance of self-care: Taking care of a new baby can be all-consuming, and it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. However, self-care is essential for new moms. It’s important to make time for yourself, whether it’s taking a shower, going for a walk, or just having some quiet time to yourself. I wish people would share their own self-care tips and strategies so that new moms would know how to take care of themselves during this challenging time.

5. The challenges of breastfeeding: Breastfeeding is not always easy, and it can be a real challenge for some women. Many women experience pain, soreness, and difficulty getting their baby to latch on. I wish people would talk more openly about these challenges so that new moms would know that they are not alone and that there is help available.

6. The value of support: Having a support system is essential when you become a mom. Whether it’s your partner, family, or friends, having people you can rely on is crucial. I wish people would share their own experiences with building a support system so that new moms would know how to find the help and support they need.

Becoming a mom is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of a woman’s life. There are many things that people don’t talk about when it comes to becoming a mom, but it’s important to know that you are not alone, and there is help available.

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EXTRA HELP CAN BE ACCESSED HERE:
  1. Australian Breastfeeding Association: The Australian Breastfeeding Association provides information and support for breastfeeding mothers. They have a helpline that is available 24/7, as well as local groups and online resources.
  2. WA Centre for Perinatal and Parenting Support: Women’s and Children’s Postnatal Program (WACPPS) is great resource for new moms in Australia. They provide a range of services and support for women and their families during the postnatal period, including home visits, education and support on infant feeding, infant settling, and maternal physical and emotional health. WACPPS operates in Western Australia and can be contacted through their website for more information. https://wacpps.org.au/
  3. PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia): PANDA provides support, information, and referral for anyone affected by perinatal anxiety and depression. They have a helpline that is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 7:30pm AEST and a range of online resources.
  4. Raising Children Network: The Raising Children Network is a government-funded website that provides information and resources for new parents. They have information on a range of topics, including breastfeeding, sleep, and child development.
  5. The Parenthood: The Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides support and advocacy for parents and families. They have a range of resources and information on issues affecting parents and families in Australia.
  6. Australian Government Department of Health: The Australian Government Department of Health has information on a range of health topics, including pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. They also have information on available health services and support for new parents.

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