Advice for you

There is a lot to adjust to when you have a baby. The experience of giving birth can be physically and emotionally demanding and it may take some time to recover. At the same time you have to look after your new baby.

There are some tips to help you adjust to your new role:

  • Get enough rest, sleep when your baby sleeps.
  • Put your own needs and those of your baby first; if you don’t want any visitors then say so.
  • If possible, have someone at home to help in the first few days/weeks.
  • Don’t try to be a superwoman and accept that standards around the house may have to drop temporarily whilst you take care of your baby.
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