Worrying is Not the Answer
Worrying doesn’t actually prepare you for anything. In fact it cripples you. What makes things difficult is defining the term, though. What is “worry”? Is it preparation? The martial arts professional, or the military man; is he worrying as he practices continually? No, he’s keeping himself ready.
As a mom, the battles you’ll face can sometimes be even more deeply important. You could be raising the next super soldier, after all, and how you react in a pinch might affect that child for the rest of his life. Now, certainly, it’s as useless to worry as it is to dwell on the past, so don’t think about things that may or may not have gone as intended. That’s life.
Anyone who acts like they haven’t had some difficulties along the way is either delusional or deceptive. Following we’ll briefly look at what it means to be ready, and how you can always be ready, in a way that’s natural, and actually makes life easier over the long-run.
1. Before the Baby is Born, Get the Right Medical Help
Prior the child’s birth, you want to find trusted local health professionals you might need. Pediatricians, ENTs, optometrists, audiologists, and lactation support specialists are all advisable. Here’s a link to a lactation consultancy solution that details ways to increase breast milk supply. Hopefully you don’t have issues breastfeeding. If you do, you want options.
2. Keep Yourself Healthy
You need proper rest and enough sleep, but in a pinch, you can go without, and your child may need you to. What’s important is giving your body proper water, fuel, and vitamins. Also, you need to be somewhat active.
As a new mom, you’re likely going to be active anyway, but it’s not a bad idea to add an exercise regimen. You want to be as strong, fit, and healthy as possible. As an added bonus, physical health and wellbeing contributes to enhanced psychological health.
3. The Resources Readily Available
Your mom and dad have already been through the ups and downs of parenthood. They can teach you things you wouldn’t even realize are fundamentally necessary. They can anticipate what you can’t. Not only that, you’re also able to learn other things collateral to parenthood. As you mature in parenthood, your knowledge will eventually be passed down similarly.
There are things we do in life that were first discovered thousands of years ago, and no one knows who first found them out. And you may make discoveries like that that you pass on yourself. Likely, your parents have as well. So listen to their wisdom. Supplement it with parental support groups, and the advice of other trusted friends and family.
Parental resources including family, personal health, and medical practitioners you trust secured in advance represent three excellent ways to be ready at all times as a mom. You can’t anticipate everything, but you can lay the groundwork so whatever happens, you’re ready.