When I first became a mom, I couldn’t believe the hospital would just hand me a brand new human being to take home and take care of. Didn’t they know I had no clue what to do? No one to help me? Couldn’t they at least give me an instructional booklet?
The first night, I was calling the pediatrician in tears. My son’s breathing was raspy and I though I already broke him.
It turns out dry breathing is actually common among newborns (the solution is to run the shower with hot water and bring them into the bathroom to breath in the hydrated air- within moments your baby will be breathing just fine). But I didn’t know that, and I was terrified.
Being a first time mom is an amazing thing. Everything is new and exciting, but also scary and stressful. You feel overwhelming protectiveness for this little bundle that relies on your for everything, and I was just filled with anxiety because of how little I knew.
Walmart is hosting a web series online to help new moms who feel just as panicked as I was. Listen to first time moms, expecting moms, and those experienced moms who have been through it share their stories, personal tips, and advice for others in the Moms First web series hosted by Pampers Swaddlers. It’s a place where you can find information about great products, tips to help you out, and maybe most importantly, stories from other moms like you to show you that you are not alone, and we all go through the same thing.
Any questions you have, even if this isn’t your first baby, can be answered in a safe place designed just for moms. Pampers Swaddler’s Moms First series can answer your questions about bonding with your baby, what products you really need, tips for traveling with a baby, and much more, with articles and videos. Personally, I could totally relate to Brittany, because my second son was born premature, and like her I got a false pregnancy test when I knew I was pregnant (the doctor’s office told me I wasn’t, then called to tell me “Oops…you are!” Unlike Brittany, though, I had lots of morning sickness!
There are many moms sharing their stories, and it feels like I’m listening to a friend talk…I found myself nodding my head a lot, understanding the journey, and even laughing or getting teary at a few points. Honestly, my online circle of friends means a lot to me, and I love connecting to other women online, especially moms!