Motherhood Or When The Doctor Is My Best Friend
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If, like most women, you thought that having a child will bring you closer to your own mother, you were wrong. Of course, it does. But it’s not the most significant change that will occur.
In fact, the most significant change was unexpected, even though it is understandable. I develop a new relationship with a trusted confidant who knows everything about my pregnancy cravings to late nights spent watching over my baby. No, it’s not my husband. It’s not my best girlfriend. It’s not someone from my family. It’s my doctor. I have never seen my general practitioner as often as since I’ve had a baby. We’re so close in fact, that I often wonder if I should send him a Christmas card!
The challenges of a healthy pregnancy
First of all, my relationship with my GP started with my pregnancy. Needless to say, there were many many questions to ask, even though I had read most books on healthy pregnancy. Indeed, if you have children or if you are planning to have some, you know how important it is to be healthy during your pregnancy. Folic acid, for instance, is one of those essential things that the midwife will recommend for the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. You’ll also need to stay in touch with your doctor to keep track of all developments. You can, of course, keep track of your progress through an app, but I found it reassuring to tag regularly with a professional to make sure that everything was okay.
OMG, my baby has got a fever, what do I do?
There is one word that perfectly sums up your experience as a new parent: Panic. Nothing prepares you for it, and I know for sure that I wasn’t entirely prepared for all the challenges that come with a baby. Babies, you see, are adorable but they need to develop their immune systems. In other words, you’ll have to go through high fevers, vomiting spells and diarrhea. For a new mother, this can be extremely stressful. If you’re worried, you can head to a care center, such as the Grand View Urgent Care, to ask doctors to check on your baby. Believe me; it’s best to ask for advice when you don’t need it than try to handle the situation yourself.
Is my child learning at a normal pace?
Finally, you don’t stop worrying when your child grows up. In fact, you get to experience a different kind of worries. For instance, a lot of parents tend to get stressed out about their child’s performance at school. In fact, it’s not uncommon for parents to wonder if their child has learning disabilities because they are not learning at the same pace than everyone other children. While there is no shame in learning disabilities – you can ask your doctor for a professional opinion, I know I would – you also need to remember what it is to be a child. Not everybody learns to read at the same time because going to school is a disruption of their habits.
There is, in fact, just one question we all ask our doctor. One question that sums up motherhood: Am I doing this right? There’s no answer to it. But I would say that if your child is looked after and happy, then you’re doing just fine.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own and no other. There are no affiliate links in this post. This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.