Collaborative Post¦ Most soon-to-be parents will tell you that they received a lot of advice while they were pregnant. Some of it was helpful, and some of it was not so helpful. But one thing is for sure – having a child is a life-changing event, and you should be prepared for anything! That’s why we’ve put together this list of 4 helpful professionals you should have on stand-by while expecting a child. Keep reading to learn more!
1) A Good OBGYN:
Having a good OBGYN is vital for any pregnant woman. Your OBGYN will be with you through every step of your pregnancy, from the first ultrasound to the day you give birth. They will be able to answer any questions you have and help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy.
If you don’t already have an OBGYN, now is the time to find one! You can ask your friends or family for recommendations or look for reviews online. Once you’ve found a few potential doctors, schedule consultations with each of them to choose the one that’s right for you.
2) A Lactation Consultant:
If you plan to breastfeed your child, it’s good to have a lactation consultant on stand-by. Breastfeeding can be difficult, and a lactation consultant will be able to help you with any issues that you may have. They can also teach you how to properly position and latch your baby and know if they’re getting enough milk.
Lactation consultants are usually available for consultation at hospitals or birthing centres. You can also find them through online directories or ask your OBGYN for a recommendation. The important thing is finding someone you feel comfortable with and with who you feel confident in their abilities.
3) A Lawyer
You might be thinking, “Why do I need a lawyer? I’m just having a baby!” But the truth is that many legal issues can come up during and after pregnancy. For example, if you have any questions about your rights as a parent or if you need to create a will or guardianship plan, a lawyer can help. It’s also never something anyone wants to think about, but having Birth Injury Solicitors on stand-by is also necessary for expecting couples.
It’s crucial to find a lawyer who specialises in family law so that they’re familiar with all of the legal issues that can come up during pregnancy and after your child’s birth. You can ask your friends or family for recommendations or look for reviews online. Once you’ve found a few potential lawyers, schedule consultations with each of them to choose the one that’s right for you.
4) A Mental Health Professional:
Having a baby can be an emotional time, and it’s normal to feel anxious or stressed. But for some women, these feelings can become overwhelming. If you feel like you can’t cope with the stress of pregnancy or parenthood, it’s essential to reach out for help. A mental health professional can provide you with the support and resources to get through this tough time.
There are many different mental health professionals, so it’s essential to find one specialising in perinatal mental health (the period during pregnancy and after your child’s birth).
These are four helpful professionals you should have on stand-by while expecting a child. Having a sound support system is crucial during this time, so don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you need it. And remember, you’re not alone! There are many resources and people who can help you through this journey.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.