Ways To "Support A Friend Who Just Had A Baby"
WAYS TO "SUPPORT A FRIEND WHO JUST HAD A BABY"
After I had my baby, I was so exhausted and emotionally drained. I didn't have any family around to support me. So essentially, I didn't have any help through my pregnancy and after birth. It was challenging to think about all the things by yourself and be the only source of peace and support. The first few days after having my baby was tough. My husband and I were both tired and slept deprived. Taking care of the baby needed enough patience and maintenance, and I needed to rest myself. My husband was the only person supporting me through this journey—preparing a meal and shopping for our needs, and taking care of the baby. I remember the day that we came home from the hospital, and one of my lovely friends drove 45 minutes at 10:00 pm to bring dinner for us and see how we are doing. I never forget that moment. I was emotionally wrecked, and seeing her was such a relief and strength. She was sitting there talking with me and comforting me. The day after, another friend visited us and brought us some food, cookies, etc.
I think you never forget those people who help you when you are fragile and in need. That is such a beautiful act of kindness for someone to support them through those days.
I can positively say visiting a friend who just had a baby is one of the sweetest, most thoughtful things a person can do. There are so many things that you can do for a mother who just had a baby.
Also, you can acknowledge dads. They are vulnerable and emotionally exhausted too. So considering the whole family is a magnificent idea.
Here's a quick guide to Help Your Friend Who Just Had a Baby
If you're heading over to your friends' place, always remember to bring food along. If you don't have time to cook, you can order food and buy their favorite take away or buy freezer-friendly foods to be reheat. it is valuable to offer to bring food in the first three months when life is the most disorganized and chaotic with an infant