Before Birth

Build a Network

Set up a network of support before your baby is born that can help you when you get home. Be certain to consider your neighbors, coworkers, friends, and family.

If you’re feeling sad or worried, remember that you’re not alone.

Talk about your feelings to your healthcare provider. Seek help early, don’t wait!

Ask someone you know to organize frequent delivery of meals for your family

Tell family that you will need help getting as much sleep as you can

Ask family for help with household chores, such as laundry and cleaning

Consider setting up playdates or childcare for your other children

Arrange rides for your appointments or other errands ahead of time

Find out where and when postpartum support groups meet in your area