Being worried it’s natural and normal for new parents, panicking about every little thing and reading books before giving birth, it’s all normal.
Before giving birth, you have different worries than after the baby is born. While you are pregnant you might be anxious that the baby didn’t move yesterday, you are thinking about the labour and delivery, and how will you coop within the first month of your baby’s life.
- Is my baby getting enough to eat – I heard some mums saying that they woke up the babies to feed them, I think is a mistake to wake up the baby, if the baby is hungry, for sure the baby will wake up and cry in a way of asking for food. If you are waking up that baby every time he sleeps, for sure, you will make that a routine in his brain so the baby will wake up when he/ she is 2, 3, 4 years old.
2. The fear that your baby will die – Being a new parent can be stressful sometimes. My Mum told me that when I was a baby (in my first days of life) she was so worried that every night she will take turns with my Dad to check on me with the mirror trick to see if I am breathing, now that’s anxiety.
3. The baby is crying too much – A lot of parents discover how often and how long newborns cry, especially for dads could be stressful and they start panicking that something it’s not right with the baby, which usually it’s normal or the baby’s needs are not meet.
4. The baby sleep – In the first pregnancy some mums read tons of books about baby’s sleep, but you have to understand that every baby is different and special, so if in the book says that your baby needs 12 hours of sleep, well do not believe it, or worse be anxious that your baby is only sleeping 10 hours. The baby will sleep as long as she/needs.