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Taking Care of Mom After Baby’s Arrival

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By Contributing Writer Brandy Ferguson

Most moms will admit that those first few weeks after giving birth are the most challenging, and as a mom of a newborn myself, in spite of the fact that he’s our eighth, I am no exception.  Due to new demands of caring for a tiny baby and trying to figure out how to keep our home and family balanced, all while trying to recover, we very quickly find ourselves sleep-deprived, hungry, feeling run-down, perhaps lonely,  and often, can’t remember when our last shower was.

If this sounds familiar, don’t worry. You’re normal!

No matter if you’ve just had your first baby, or your eleventh, it’s important to remember that in order to be the good mother you desire to be, you must take care of YOU, too!


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Remember, if you don’t take care of YOU, who is going to take care of THEM?

What about YOU?  What’s your biggest challenge in taking care of yourself after the baby’s arrival?

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