How to Embrace Motherhood With Confidence
New mothers face many of the same hesitancies:
- nervousness about becoming a mother
- questions about what to do after your child is born
- doubts as to whether or not you’ll be a good mother
If you are becoming a mother for the first time, you should know that you are not alone in your worries or fears. Every mother faces these same fears and crosses each hurdle with grace and dignity. Here are some tips to help ease your uncertainties.
Believe in yourself
One of the greatest fears new moms face is the ability to be a good mother. Let me assure you that you are the best mother your child could have. Your child is a gift, given especially to you. You have been entrusted to care for, love, and nurture you child. Without you, your child would never know the extent or meaning of a mother’s love.
Be confident in yourself
Another typical fear of new moms is that you will do something unintentionally to hurt your child. All mothers make mistake. So whether you are a new mom, or you are an old pro with many children, you are going to make some mistakes. Don’t be so scared to mess up that you can’t enjoy spending time with your baby, though.
Listen to your instincts
Every mother has internal instincts that guides her. When something is wrong with your baby, you will know it. Learn to listen to and follow your instincts. The more you tune into those internal motherly gut feelings, the more developed they will become and the more confident you will be.
Enjoy your baby
The most important point for every mother is to remember to have fun and enjoy time with your baby. These are the most precious and formative days of your child’s life. Don’t be so consumed with fear or anxiety that you can’t enjoy your baby. Play, talk, laugh, read to your baby. Just being with your child will help set your worries at ease.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2008 Hope Wilbanks