May 01, 2019
& How To Say It
Your friend or loved one just had a baby (or is about to)! This is, of course, a joyous time for all, and we know that you have a lot of helpful advice to offer the new family.
We've put together this post to let you know something important:
The new (or soon-to-be) mom is likely not ready to hear your well-meaning advice.
It's not because she doesn't want to, and it's certainly not because she doesn't value you.
The reality is that the weeks before and after birth are a very delicate time for the mom. Her hormones are adjusting, and she is likely suffering from some major sleep deprivation.
Hearing any sort of advice, however well-meaning it may be, will only add to her stress and anxiety at this time, which is why we advised in our Visitor 101 Etiquette blog that it's best for you to refrain from giving any advice, and let the mom drive the conversation and talk about whatever she so desires. As we also mentioned in that post, it's important to remember that it's not about you at this time -- it's all about the baby and the mom's well-being.
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