I was 38 weeks pregnant and doing most daily tasks at that point were a struggle as I felt like an exhausted beached whale with every move I made.
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The cute baby clothes really will always be here, and it’s not worth buying a bunch of things a newborn baby will hardly (or never) wear or use.
However, I do have to be honest with myself about the possibility of going at the mom-for-a-second-time thing alone. So why not look into the possibilities?
Times have changed since our mothers gave birth. Even my second birth was dramatically different from my first six years before.
I may lose my patience, you may question why I’m giving more attention to your sister than you at times, but know that I love you.
As I’m nearing the end of my fourth pregnancy, I can’t help but notice some big differences between this and my first pregnancy.
Each of these stages in mom-hood has it’s own unique challenges. Do what you can to take care of yourself in the craziness of mom life.
Most breastfeeding challenges will have simple solutions. At times, there are issues that will involve more in-depth care.
While a healthy baby and a healthy mom is the most important outcome, a Doula knows that it isn’t the only thing that matters – your experience matters.
If you’re pregnant during the summer, I sympathize with you. But remember, summer is only a season; fall is just around the corner, and we can do this!