No matter how much you prepare and research, a baby (especially if it’s your first born) comes with a slew of unexpected moments that you will have to learn to adapt to along the way. Despite this, arming yourself beforehand is still important to be mentally prepared and the following are ten tips to help you do so.
Choose the best healthcare providers: They are the people who will assist you during birth so choose wisely.
Learn about the hospital’s rules and policies: Understand what the hospital can and cannot do for you and your baby during your time there.
Find a support group: Family, friends or an online community, find a go to place where you can vent and ask questions anytime.
Slow down: Spa days, spending more time in bed and slowing down mentally is important to prepare yourself for when the baby is born.
Meet up with your loved ones: Coffee with your girlfriends and date nights with your love are a good idea as it might be trickier to go out after the baby comes.
Tie lose ends at work: Go into maternity leave with your mind at rest.
Invest in equipment: From the right breastfeeding pump to comfortable breastfeeding singlets for you, find the equipment that will make life easier for you.
Research helpful apps: There are tons of apps to help you keep everything about your baby in check.
Spring clean: Spring cleaning the house with some help is a great idea to do before the baby comes so you can have a clean house and a clear state of mind.
Thanks to our guest blogger Regina Due: A parenting writer, Regina empowers women through her writing and modern parenting tips. If she's not writing, you can catch her reading books or playing with her dachshunds.