First off, if you are becoming a mom or have a newborn baby, let me just say, “Congratulations!”
Motherhood is a journey that starts at the time of conception. That is when you start to share your body, emotions, and life with another being inside of yourself. And the journey does not end when the baby is born.
The journey continues, I believe, until The Heavenly Father calls you home.
Becoming a mother has been the most rewarding accomplishment of my life. I am truly thankful for my blessings. Being a good mother is a continuous goal for me and I am sure you feel the same way.
I always strive to be someone that my kids would want to be proud of. I am not perfect. No one, in my opinion, is. Every day, I try my best to be better than I was yesterday.
There are a few things that I feel are important to do in the beginning of Motherhood.
1) Take Care Of Your Body: Your body is so important during pregnancy. You are sharing your nutrients with your baby so you have to eat right. Everything you consume, your baby will consume.
2) Take Care Of Your Mind: Being pregnant usually come with added stresses. You start to feel so many overwhelming emotions and thoughts. You may wonder if this is something you really want to do. You may wonder if this is something you are ready for physically, emotionally, and financially. You may wonder if you will have the much needed support by your significant other, friends, and family. It can get scary.
However, you must remember that the baby can, at some point, feel what you feel emotionally so try not to get too overwhelmed. If you are like me, you have anxiety. Being anxious is okay to a certain degree. You don’t want your emotions to cause you physical harm such as hyperventilating or having anxiety attacks because that is not good for you or the baby.
3) Know that it is okay to feel every feeling that you have. Whether you are feeling fear, happiness, sadness, anxiety, excitement, confusion, or even anger. No one can tell you what to feel. At the same time, try not to let your negative feelings take control of you.
If you are having negative feelings, I suggest giving your self time to think and let your doctor know. I am sure they will tell you what you are feeling is normal. And it is! Whatever decision you are considering is completely okay. Just take a day, a week, or a month to really think about any big decisions that affect you and the baby in the long run.
One last thing….
4) Trust that everything will be all right.
If you find these tips helpful and would like more information on this topic, let me know. Leave me a comment or email me at [email protected]