Where are the best places to get support as a new parent

You've just had a beautiful baby, Congratulations! Your first few weeks with that tiny human are going to be magical, but sometimes they can seem a little overwhelming and lonely. As a new parent it is sometimes difficult to know where to turn for any kind of support, even just an ear for when you need to vent.

When Harry was really young, I remember feeling so alone and not knowing where to turn. It took a long time for me to feel like I was getting the support I needed, so I thought I would put together a list of the best places for new parents to get support for anything they may need. 

1. Midwife.

Within the first 5 days of giving birth you should have a home visit from your midwife. If you have any early concerns regarding feeding, sleep, or even your mental health you should bring this up with the midwife. 

2. Health Visitor

Your child is assigned a health visitor from birth, however the health visitor is not just for your child They are there to support you and your well being. They should visit once a week for the first while and thfrom there will decided on the frequency of their visits depending on the needs of you and your baby. You health visitor should always be available over the phone. 

3. GP. 

Any concerns you have regarding your healing, mental health or your babies development is something you should be discussing with your GP. Believe me they have heard it all and what you are saying is nothing new! 

4. Facebook groups. 

Mummy groups on Facebook are hit and miss, however they can be extremely helpful when you are up in the middle of the night doing a night feed and just need someone to talk to. I recommend joining one or two to see how it feels. 

5. Mother and baby groups

 There is nothing better than meeting other people who are in the exactly the same position as you are and mother and baby groups are one of the best places to do this.  

Where It All Started

Birth Story

Harry's birth story seemed like a fitting first post on here. Bear with me because it was written months ago. More posts to follow ever...