Being a new mother and weathering a lockdown are two individually stressful challenges. Putting them together is even more difficult! As you try to keep on top of your baby’s routine, remembering your mask and sanitiser, and refreshing to get an appropriate delivery slot for your groceries, stress becomes inevitable. This is why it is crucial to embrace self-care, so that you can fend off such stress, supporting your wellbeing, and enjoying your little one’s first months.
The newborn stage is the establishing stage, this is when your baby learns patterns and behaviours, the difference between day/night and when/how to eat.⁣ This, often intense time takes weeks of setting a pattern but only weeks - which is a long and very important time in a newborn baby’s life, but a very short time of routine interruption in your siblings lives.
The first few days after giving birth to a premature baby can fly by in almost a dream-like daze, you’re surrounded by numerous doctors, visitors, and family but with your emotions running at an all-time high you can often feel alone, low and extremely worried.