Planning visitors and support

Being prepared can help your emotional wellbeing and transition into parenthood. Your friends and family will want to celebrate the new arrival of your baby. However, it will also be a very tiring period as you will be awake during the night feeding your baby, so planning how many visitors come each day will help you and your partner get important rest when your baby is sleeping.

All new mums need support and care so ask family and friends to help you by doing the cooking, cleaning, washing and sometimes watching your baby whilst you rest.

Asking for help does not mean you are not coping and they will all want to help you.