The first months after delivery, a mother experiences dramatic changes to her life. She has to deal with all sorts of things, some of which catch her by surprise. Even for the mothers who have had children before, each childbirth is unique, and the experience is entirely different. The situation is even more difficult for first-time parents.
Apart from the anxiety, the baby who cannot be comforted, and the hormones in your body are not treating you any better. The mother also has to deal with managing her home especially if she has no one to take care of her during the period after birth.
All these experiences can drive the mother crazy and she may not be able to handle the pressure. The result is postpartum depression. You can reward a new mum by helping her through this period and allow her to ease into motherhood. Below are some ideas on how to pamper and reward a mother for doing a great job of bringing in a new life.
Hire a confinement nanny
The mother needs to have sufficient rest after giving birth. Some of them may go through a very traumatic experience in labour and even throughout the childbirth process. Though the sight of their new bundle of joy may ease the pain, the memories and the trauma would be still fresh. She, therefore, needs rest to allow her to recuperate. She will not be at peace if her home is not running as it should be. To give her peace of mind, hire a nanny to take care of her and the home. You can visit a confinement centre and get a trained nanny to help the mother through her rest period.
Prepare a sumptuous meal
The mother will need a balanced diet to help in milk production. Take some time off your busy schedule and make a delicious meal for her. Ensure the food has plenty of green vegetables and fruits and avoid using frozen food. Singapore is rich in these foods so getting them should not be a difficult task. If you are not a good cook, you can hire a chef. The chef can drop by once in a while and make the food for the entire family.
Pay for cleaning services
A clean environment is essential for both mother and baby. If the mother does not have someone to help her around the home, make arrangements and pay for the general cleaning of her home. It will ease the pressure on the mother and make resting possible as she knows that someone is taking care of her home’s hygiene.
Pay for spa services
A mother can be quite messy immediately after childbirth. For some, labour may set in without warning, and by the time they are leaving the hospital, her hair and nails are messy. You can help her spring back to her old self by paying for spa services. Since she may not be in a position to leave her home, arrange for service providers to visit her at home. They can take care of her hair, do a pedicure, manicure, and even a facial to bring out her radiant skin.
A mother’s body experiences some changes after birth. Some of her clothes that looked great on her before the pregnancy may no longer be useful in her postnatal period. You can help the mother regain her confidence and self-esteem by helping her out with coordinating a new wardrobe. You can either give a shopping voucher or get a tailor to make new clothes for her. The tailor can pass by her home and get her new measurements. Alternatively, you can take her out for a shopping spree on a day suitable for her.
The mother will be glad to have these pampering services and support from you. They may be small gestures, but they mean a lot. You do not have to spend too much. This gesture of goodwill and support is all she needs to spring back to health.