Adjusting to your newborn babyAAdjusting to your newborn babyAdjusting to your newborn babyEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days);Adult (19+)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC9.0000000000000060.0000000000000419.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>How to effectively work through the stresses that most new parents face when they have a new baby. Issues, such as body image, are discussed.</p><p>Having a baby is a wonderful experience. Suddenly you are filled with an all-encompassing love, and you would do anything to protect your little one. However, having a baby is also a tremendous challenge. You need to adjust not only to caring for your baby and keeping them safe and happy, but also to the major changes that can challenge you and your relationship with your partner.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Many people find it difficult adjusting to life with a newborn, as your focus shifts from your partner, friends and work to your new baby.</li> <li>You may experience stress in your relationship with your partner, problems with your body image and self-identity, and financial stress.</li></ul>
S’adapter à votre nouveau-néSS’adapter à votre nouveau-néAdjusting to your newborn babyFrenchNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days);Adult (19+)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC9.0000000000000060.0000000000000419.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez comment composer efficacement avec les sources de tension auxquelles font face la plupart des nouveaux parents lorsqu'un bébé arrive dans leur vie. On y discute de certains enjeux, tels que l'image corporelle.</p><p>La naissance d'un bébé est une expérience merveilleuse et extraordinaire. Soudainement, vous éprouvez un amour sans bornes et feriez n'importe quoi pour protéger ce petit être. Personne ne peut aimer votre bébé comme vous. Cependant, être parent comporte également une bonne part de défis. Vous devez apprendre comment prendre soin d'un bébé, le garder en sécurité et veiller à son bonheur, en plus de vous adapter à des changements importants qui pourraient représenter un défi pour votre relation.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Plusieurs personnes trouvent difficile de s’ajuster à la vie avec un nouveau-né puisque votre attention passe de votre partenaire, vos amis et votre travail à votre nouveau bébé.</li> <li>Vous pourriez subir du stress dans la relation avec votre partenaire, des problèmes d’image corporelle et d’identité, de même qu’un stress financier. </li></ul>

 

 

Adjusting to your newborn baby450.000000000000Adjusting to your newborn babyAdjusting to your newborn babyAEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days);Adult (19+)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC9.0000000000000060.0000000000000419.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>How to effectively work through the stresses that most new parents face when they have a new baby. Issues, such as body image, are discussed.</p><p>Having a baby is a wonderful experience. Suddenly you are filled with an all-encompassing love, and you would do anything to protect your little one. However, having a baby is also a tremendous challenge. You need to adjust not only to caring for your baby and keeping them safe and happy, but also to the major changes that can challenge you and your relationship with your partner.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Many people find it difficult adjusting to life with a newborn, as your focus shifts from your partner, friends and work to your new baby.</li> <li>You may experience stress in your relationship with your partner, problems with your body image and self-identity, and financial stress.</li></ul><p>Mothers at home with their babies often experience a life change that is dramatic and unexpected. Where you may have previously enjoyed an interesting and challenging career outside the home, you are now faced with endless chores and a lack of adult conversation. Not only has your job changed, but your very existence as a person is different now. Before motherhood, you were an individual in your own right. You had a partner, friends, and most likely a job, and they were all you needed to assure your identity as an individual. Parenthood changes all of that. Your baby becomes the primary focus in your life, and everything else is secondary. You may not know who you are anymore, and you may not know who to talk to about this change. </p><p>If you are lucky, you have friends around you who are new to parenthood too. You can support each other and share your concerns with them, knowing that they are interested in helping you. However, you may not have a support group of friends. Your mother might not be as sympathetic as you might have hoped. Your partner might not understand what you are going through, or may be preoccupied with their own adjustment to the baby. </p><p>You may also have problems with your body image. Your breasts and nipples look different and may leak often. Your hips are wider and you still have excess body fat that may take a long time to lose. You may feel insecure and unattractive. </p><p>Add to this the fact that you may be going through financial stress. If you were a two-income family before your baby was born, having one parent at home can significantly affect your financial stability. Your partner may be especially worried about this, and it might be a cause of interpersonal conflict. </p><p>This section of the Pregnancy & Babies Resource Centre explores the stresses that can affect you, your partner, and your relationship after you have a baby. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/adjusting_to_your_newborn_baby.jpgAdjusting to your newborn baby

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