Mums get stressed out after delivery due to a number of reasons. Some times, it’s the stress they went through during pregnancy, or delivery process itself or postpartum struggles. Here are 5 tips to make sure you don’t get stressed out after delivery.
1. Cook and Freeze Food
If you don’t have anybody coming over to help out with cooking and the baby after delivery, it’s very smart to cook and freeze food. That way, you don’t have to worry about food and cooking in the first week weeks after baby arrives. and your family. Having variety of already cooked meals that you can heat up in the microwave can make a world of difference.
2. Thoroughly Clean the house
Deep cleaning the house before your baby arrives will save you a lot of stress. That way, you only need to do surface cleaning whenever you have the strength to or your partner can easily fill up that role. If you haven’t, add deep cleaning to your pre-baby to-do checklist now.
3. Get a Breast Pump that works. Preferably an electric pump.
Breast pump is probably the best baby item in the world. It will save you a lot of hours, stress and sleeplessness. Good pumps are expensive but it’s totally worth it. Before your baby arrives get a breast pump, test it to be sure that the flange size fits and then pack it up in your hospital bag. Having pumped milk means someone else can easily feed the baby while you rest. It changes your entire parenting dynamics and also offers your partner the advantage of bonding with your baby while you rest. It’s a win-win.
4. Plan for child care support for your toddler if you have one: If you have older kid(s)
Now is the time to plan out their care. Who will help with them? Have a conversation with your partner so you can be aligned on how to proceed. The newborn phase can be draining, additional care responsibilities are not realistic. Draw out a plan and follow through.