You’ve laundered the baby’s layette, assembled the crib or co-sleeper, sorted the diapers and wipes, tucked away extra blankets, and all you need is your new baby.
But what about you, Mama?
As someone who has dealt with postpartum depression, there are many things I wish I’d known in the past. All of my focus was on preparing to receive a brand-new family member; not much planning went into how to prepare for those early postpartum weeks.
We don’t live near family, so the only support system we had was through our local church (and we were thankful for it), and a local group of friends. If you have family who are willing to help, take them up on the offer.
Since our theme this month is on simplifying, here are just a few bits of advice for new mamas:
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