UPDATED: 8 October 2018
How to regain your sanity (and skin)
Congratulations on your new born (s)! While you smile and gaze lovingly at the baby in your arms, and think that the nightmares of battling morning sickness, backache, fatigue, diet control, water retention, hair loss and dry/itchy/oily/sensitive skin issues are a thing of the past now, is it really though?
OK… so that luminous glow that should have appeared during the nine months of pregnancy did not quite happen (sobs!)… But now that the bun is out of the oven, why are all the prenatal symptoms still plaguing us? Are they ever going away? Will we ever get our glowing skin back? Will our hair grow back? And … will we ever get to sleep through the night again??
Don’t lose hope! Hang in there! While we do not have magical powers to make all your baby blues disappear, we do have some useful tips to help you get started:
Even though your life is now changed forever the moment you became a parent, the stresses of the first weeks of your newborn won’t last forever. As Elizabeth Stone puts it: “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body”. It is normal to feel anxious for your little one but remember to find the joy and laughter in caring for your baby! If your baby hasn’t settled yet, rest assured he/she soon will. Most importantly, enjoying pockets of time to relax and pamper yourself is crucial for your overall well-being. Remember – a happy mother makes a happy baby!
In good hands,
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