Transition to Motherhood

Women's Health

Helpful tips for new moms

Being a new mom comes with multiple challenges and many lifestyle adjustments. Parkview Family Birthing Centers want to support your efforts. To help you navigate your transition to motherhood, we recommend you:

  • Ask family members and friends to help you care for siblings, prepare meals, wash laundry and assist with other household chores.

  • Get a good night’s rest and nap throughout the day.

  • Nap when your baby naps.

  • Maintain a well-balanced diet. Parenting requires a lot of energy. Keep healthy snacks and easy-to-prepare foods nearby.

  • Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can lead to fatigue.

  • Participate in your favorite physical activities. Exercise promotes good health and can help you lose the remaining baby weight.

  • Be patient. Give yourself time to learn parenting skills. You will eventually feel confident about your abilities. In time, you will become the expert on your baby.

  • Plan a date night for you and your significant other. Spending time with your loved one is essential; it enables you to stay connected. Leave your baby with a trusted friend or a family member familiar with infant care.

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