Common New Mommy Myths Debunked

We already covered how rumors don’t stop in middle school because there are all kinds of pregnancy myths out there. But the rumors don’t stop with pregnancy either––or ever in life for that matter. After you’re officially done battling the pregnancy myths, you’ll be hit with a fresh new round of mommy rumors to deal with as well. Don’t worry though––we have you covered. Here are some of the most common new mommy myths revealed.

A mother’s instinct is all you need
Mothers spend nine months anticipating the moment they can hold their baby in their arms for the first time, but sometimes this moment is not exactly what you expect it to be. There are all kinds of stories and assumptions out there that may lead you to believe that you will feel instantly connected to your little one, acquire an immediate intuitiveness of what your baby needs and feel a wave of unconditional love and devotion towards your newborn. However, sometimes this is not the case––and that’s okay. Feeling confident in your motherly instinct and mommy skills can take time. Remember that it’s okay to ask for help because no one knows how to do anything perfect for the first time.

A good mom means finding balance
It’s true––moms are superhumans. However, despite popular belief, that doesn’t mean you can only be a good mom if your life is in constant balance. As a new mom, you may feel like you have to be juggling everything in your life while simultaneously adjusting to your new role as a mother with grace and ease, but that could not be farther from the truth. In fact, motherhood, by nature, is inherently messy. You won’t always feel like you have everything under control and that’s okay. You may feel completely off balance most of the time, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a good mom. Embrace the chaos and the mess. The very simple fact that you are attempting balance at all makes you a good mom. Kudos!

Your baby is extremely fragile
Becoming a new mother can be terrifying. Newborns have wobbly heads, weak necks and floppy limbs. It’s common for new parents to worry about somehow breaking their baby. However, your baby is not nearly as fragile as you believe him or her to be. Sure, newborns can’t sit up by themselves and have soft spots on top of their heads, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to break your baby’s toes in the middle of an outfit change. Take a deep breath and relax. You got this.

When it comes to motherhood, there are all kinds of rumors floating around about what it’s like to be a new mommy. It’s normal to have precautions about becoming a mom for the first time, but don’t get too caught up in the new mommy myths because every experience is different after all!

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