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I will always be thankful to my baby daughter for making me a mother — not just any mom, but her mom. Her arrival in the world has not been the easiest for either of us, but most births are hard. I am just imagining the shock and the adjustment that she had to make coming into this world as compared to the world she was living in, which was a water world inside my womb. She very quickly had to learn how to breathe air and acclimatize to sensing the world outside the watery womb. Newborn babies need such great care, especially during the first weeks of life, but I have only just realized that so do new mothers. After all, during this time, babies are still very much dependent on them.
Content warning - this blog explores grief and loss. Please be mindful if this is a difficult topic for you. A range of services are available to you and can be found on the Wellbeing Hub.
In a previous post, I suggested having a goal of having at least one social connection during each workday. I do this in the evening straight after work. It helps you transition from work mode to home mode and is good for your mental health. Below are a few more suggestions for self-care activities during the weekend or even during one of your lunch breaks.