Mother the New Mother
See this part of the article: "Don't forget about mothering the new mother -- a tried-and-true tradition in many cultures. If mother-adrenaline has your friend spinning like a top, try to convince her to take a warm bath and catch up on her sleep. She needs to conserve her energy. Motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint event." My comment: Sometimes people forget all about the new mother in all the excitement about the new baby. A new mom needs practical and emotional support during this exciting but overwhelming time in her life.
A spa visit may be just what the doctor or midwife (or your best girlfriend) ordered as a clue for the "I'll be pregnant forever" blues. Here are some tips on which spa treatments are -- and aren't -- recommended for moms-to-be.
Take a babymoon -- time alone as a new family after your baby arrives. The term "babymoon" was first coined by childbirth educator and author Sheila Kitzinger.