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Becoming a new mom can be really intimidating and really challenging every time, but it is especially intimidating if you are a first-time mom. Everybody tells you how beautiful motherhood can actually be, but a few talk about the harsh realities of motherhood. Here are some things that you need to know especially if you are a first-time mom.

1- Don’t Be Afraid to Ignore Advice:

When you are expecting, you will receive many instructions from your doctor, family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, almost everybody on a public transport and most of these advices will be really weird so don’t be afraid to ignore them. For example, everybody will tell you to breastfeed no matter what, yes it is important, but let’s be real, sometimes it is not very convenient for whatever reason. Don’t beat yourself up about it.

2- Pooping the First Time After You’ve Given Birth Terrifying:

You might not know this yet but the same pushing you do for pooping is basically what you do when you are giving birth. After you’ve delivered and especially if you had any tearing, it will feel like everything is going to rip out. It won’t though. Consult your gynecologist and develop a healthy and active lifestyle.

3- You Can Worry About Your Body Weight Later:

Pregnancy and giving birth will change you, especially physically but you can worry about it later, with everything weighing down on you. Eat healthy, forget about the weight gain for a while and focus on your health, strength, and well-being; that’s what matters.

4- You Might or Might Not Fall in Love at First Sight:

The parent-child bond is a relationship like all others. Some people look at their newborns and feel an instantaneous, overwhelming rush of adoration. Others take more time to fall in love with their babies. Both of these are fine, healthy, and absolutely normal. Don’t worry about it much and just focus on yourself and the wellbeing of your child.

5- You Will Make Mistakes:

Even if you have read all the books on parenting in the world, you will still make mistakes It’s important to learn and grow from your mistakes. Don’t beat yourself much about it.  Don’t be too hard on yourself and focus on learning and improving.

Becoming first-time parents is difficult for both the partners. It’s okay to put yourself and your baby first. Act on the instinct, trust me, you will know what to do. It will all be alright and you will be amazing parents. If you have any concerns related to the well-being of your child, you can consult a pediatrician. You can book an appointment with a top Pediatrician in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your health concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.