4 Things Every Dad Needs to do for Every New Mom, According to an OB Nurse

ADVENTURES OF A LABOR NURSE

Help your partner get as much sleep as possible – Lack of sleep can do weird things to a woman.  Add fluctuating hormones to the mix, and it’s a recipe for disaster.  Encourage your partner to rest any chance she can.  Most women are multitaskers. If there are dishes to be done, or laundry that needs to be folded, a lot of women will have trouble resting when there’s something they can be doing.  If at all possible, hire a cleaner to come once a week or at least once every two weeks. I promise you—it will be the best money you’ve ever spent. If this is just not in your budget, then do an extra job around the house that she normally takes care of and encourage her to go to her room and rest. And gently remind her that there’s always something that needs to be done. If anything has…

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