..what's one lesson would you tell yourself as a first time parent?
What about as a pregnant woman?
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28-02-2012 19:44 #1
If you could go back in time...
28-02-2012 19:53 #2
As a pregnant woman: Take some anti-nausea pills woman! Don't suffer through when there's no need for it to be so incapacitating!
As a first time mum: Don't torture yourself about the breastfeeding not working. Be gentle on yourself
28-02-2012 20:01 #3
To my pregnant self: DO NOT get induced!
To my first-time mummying self: It's totally normal for kids to wake at night for a couple of years, just chill and enjoy the extra snuggles
(I worked that one out after about a year lol)
28-02-2012 20:04 #4-
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Pregnant: Take all the rest you need.
As a Mum: Don't be afraid to ask for help. Believe in yourself and the bond between you and bub, you will find some guidance there. Dont listen too much to ppl ("you shouldnt co sleep" "dont give a dummy", "bub should be in bed by..."). If its not a problem for you, than its not a problem...
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28-02-2012 20:06 #5
Pregnant me - have a c-section!!
Parent- don't try and be supermum!! Let people help you or you will crash, bad!
28-02-2012 20:30 #6
These are great, keep em coming
To my pregnant self: Your body is not broken, it was made to do this! Believe in yourself!
To myself as a new mummy: no amount of perfect parenting will make a perfect baby, flow with the go!
28-02-2012 20:37 #7
As a pregnant woman- Look into ALL your birthing options.
As a mother- Don't sweat the small stuff. It's ok. Love and enjoy your baby, the rest will work itself out.
28-02-2012 20:54 #8Senior Member
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Pregnant me - Try not to be so afraid. Life will change, but for the better. And c-sections can be awesome
New mum me - Don't beat yourself up if breastfeeding doesn't work out. Join a playgroup asap! (Joined when DD was 7 months, and met the loveliest bunch of supportive people - wish I had gone sooner).
28-02-2012 20:58 #9has left the building
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pregnant me: go put a bikini on because in the last couple weeks of pregnancy you are going to explode in stretchmarks and will never wear a bikini again.
new mummy-me: don't waste nap times cleaning the house, go sleep or sit down. stop stressing, relax and enjoy those baby cuddles.
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28-02-2012 21:33 #10
To my pregnant self - don't get induced and you will be fine without him trust me you will be happier
To me as first time mum - don't let anyone pressure you into f/f'ing try b/f'ing until YOUR ready to move to f/f'ing and not because of lack of support. And again you'll be ok as a single mum week 8 will be easier. Just be strong.
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