Parenthood & Taking Time for Yourself – It’s Really Important

Caring for yourself during a pregnancy and those first few months of parenthood is really important.

Sometimes, you need to take time to do things just for you.

Use your ‘time-out’ to do something you enjoy and help to keep things in perspective.

Next time you need some ‘me’ time why not try one of these ideas:

swimmingStay active:

  • Take a walk
  • Go for a swim
  • Pick some flowers from the garden

Stay in touch with your friends:

  •  Call or visit a friend
  •  Catch up on gossip over a coffee and cake

As a mum, you probably don’t have a lot of time to spare, but remember even 10 minutes of time-out time can be beneficial for you, your partner and your baby.

If you’re finding it difficult to adjust to pregnancy or early parenthood, contact PANDA or Beyond Blue for information on Anxiety, Perinatal or Post Natal Depression.