Being a new mum is highly exciting, albeit a little bit scary and overwhelming at times. With the current Government guidelines and health-crisis, it can be difficult as a new mum coping with isolation.
First of all, try and look at this as an opportunity to spend lots of time with your new baby, without the endless visitors that a newborn usually brings. You’ve been given the gift of uninterrupted time with your new little bundle. Cherish the moments as you learn how to adapt to motherhood.
While a new baby will certainly keep you busy and occupied, they do also spend a large part of their time sleeping, so use this time for you. If getting the house in order will make you happy, then go ahead, but don’t stress yourself because it will still be there tomorrow. Read a book, have a nap, or relax in a nice warm bath.
Just because you’re stuck indoors for most of the day, it doesn’t mean you and your baby can’t get some fresh air. Sit in the garden for a while, if you have one, and, if it’s warm enough, pop baby in the pram while you potter about. If you don’t have a garden, open a window and sit by it while you feed your baby or read them a story. Listen to the birds and enjoy the tranquillity of fewer cars on the roads and people walking by.
You can also keep in touch with family and friends over the phone or by video calling – they can still see you and your baby, even if it is virtually for now. Be sure to take offers of help from people for going to the shop for you or picking up any prescriptions. It’s also worth contacting your Pharmacy to enquire about deliveries of any prescriptions, as most are accommodating.