This is a collaborative post.
One thing that a lot of women do not ask for during or after pregnancy is help! However, you should never be afraid of asking for help, whether for yourself or with childcare.
Help as a new mum
Being a new mum can be difficult, especially if it is your first child. It can be very easy to feel overwhelmed, as there are so many firsts to get used to. Whether it is asking someone to look after your baby so you can get a few hours of sleep or some tips on potty training advice, don’t be afraid to ask!
A lot of women feel like they are failing by asking for help, but this is certainly not the case. No mum gets everything right straight away, and we all continue to have slip-ups and difficult times throughout the entirety of our lives. After all, there is no right way to be a mum!
Consider physiotherapy to help your body
It is not uncommon to suffer from aches and pains during pregnancy and after you have given birth, and this can have an adverse impact on your sleep, daily living and levels of comfort. This is something a lot of women simply accept, but there is no need to suffer, as experienced and friendly physiotherapists can help you get back to your best in no time.
Experts can help to make your life more comfortable during pregnancy through an assortment of exercises and other drug-free techniques. A lot of women suffer from back problems during their pregnancy, which can make it difficult to climb stairs or even get out of bed, but expert physiotherapists will get to know you and the symptoms you are experiencing, so that they can ensure the most effective course of treatment. They don’t only help you while you are at their therapy centre, but they will provide you with all of the advice and education you need so that you can manage any pains you experience throughout your pregnancy.
It is not uncommon for women to experience issues once they have had their baby, including pelvic floor weakness, Linea Alba Diastasis – which is separation of the abdominal muscles, difficulty walking, standing, sitting or getting out of bed, headaches, rib pain, sciatica, neck pain and back pain. If you are suffering from any one of these problems, or any other type of pain that has occurred through pregnancy and delivery, book an appointment and a physiotherapist will help you through your condition to ensure you feel as good as new.
So there you have it: some of the different ways that new mums and pregnant women can help themselves by asking for help. We know that it can be difficult for a lot of people to ask for help because they do not want to feel like they are failing! However, it is time to recognise that asking for help certainly does not mean that you are failing.