Many expectant parents, including myself obviously or else I wouldn’t have been this stressful, tend to take parenting for granted. Now that you are expecting, you are excited that you’re physically fit for pregnancy and so that you could escape the deadly question of “when are you going to have a baby” from the aunties and uncles. Then again friends, motherhood is beyond that. And you really have to prepare yourself for the job that has no turning back.
Before your life change forever, do your homework well. Get as many knowledge as possible about pregnancy, labor, post-partum and parenting. I understand that your present commitments are occupying enough so I thought a 3-simple steps to welcome motherhood would sound feasible. Apart from clothes, cot and mitten and booties, here’s how you could prepare yourself before motherhood arrives.
Here’s one that I find very, very useful to equip myself for pregnancy, labor and motherhood. With the use of layman terms, these doctors nailed it in delivering their messages to the readers. This book talks about each stages in pregnancy and how your body changes, each stages of labour and how your body gears up for labor, as well as coping with the 6-week confinement. Even mat salehs have confinement? Yes they do.
Take note of and critically analyse their experiences and remember to take it with a pinch of salt because our life stories differ.
Not just movies but documentaries and reality shows like Supernanny, One Born Every Minute, and all sorts of relaxation techniques available on youtube. Subscribe to the channel and watch you videos before going to bed. Make this as a habit and you’ll be surprised to find how much knowledge you have gathered over the past 9 months!
I know you’re looking forward for the day when you officially become a mom but that doesn’t warrant you to overlook your homework. Parenting isn’t just about feeding, bathing and putting your kids to sleep but it’s about shaping them in every angle. Their attitude, their principles, and the way they perceive life. And that, my friend, is one tough job.