Over and over again, since I've had my own babies, I have received the same answer when I ask a new Mama how they're feeling after their own delivery. Almost every time, I get the same answer. That they wish they would have known how to be more prepared for recovery.
I myself had a hard struggle after my first little baby was born. He was perfect in every way. I was not. I felt terrible because I didn't feel that instant connection that "every" mom feels. I was in a sort of shock that didn't subside for quite some time. Trying to wrap my head around the recovery, not being prepared, not being sure of what to expect, these are all things that I was consumed with, when I should have just been consumed with my little man.
I vowed to myself that my next baby would be different.
Along the way, before my baby girl was born, I prepared myself to be more ready for her. I spoke with A LOT of other moms. The most amazing thing that I found out was that I wasn't alone. A very large majority of my friends felt somewhat similar to my first experience, and they each had a little bit of wisdom for my next journey.
She was born and everything was different. I knew what to expect. I knew that I was going to need a lot of products that I didn't have the first time. I knew that I was going to need to ask for help and be OK with letting others help me. I felt like I had won a marathon.
Now that I have the tools to make things a little bit easier, I want to share them with every new mom that I possibly can.
My name is Meghan, and I'm doing this for all of the other Mamas like me. The Mamas who need a little bit of reassurance and help to make it through such a transition. Becoming a Mama is hard, but so worth it.
I know you'll find them as beneficial as I did, and I can't wait to hear your stories.
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