3 Things New Moms Must Do To Prevent Early Visitation
Once friends and extended family members hear that a baby has just been born, they are all going to want to look forward to seeing the new baby. However, the fact of the matter is that any mom giving birth whether she is a first-time mom or not, will not be ready for many visitors all at once. This is a time that requires a lot of healing due to giving birth and adjusting due to all of a sudden caring for a brand-new baby. It is overwhelming. And moms that just had given birth can definitely make the decision whether or not she wants visitors dropping by right away.
Some moms do not mind and welcome the company no matter how she is feeling. However, many moms are not ready for visitors and often times they struggle with what to say. Here are some ideas that the new parents can use if they do not want to have visitors coming in to see the baby right away.
1. Prepare Yourself with A Message
Whether you are a first-time mom or not that does not want visitors coming right away, you can write a mass text message on Facebook, email, or through texting by saying that the parents and the new baby are fine but are not accepting visitors as of just as adjusting and private time is a priority and will announce when you are ready.
2. Set A Date for When You Will Be Ready to See Visitors
It is best to prepare yourself some time and realize that even before the birth that you will not be ready for visitors. The first two weeks will be tough and you can set a date of two weeks after the birth of the baby to allow visitors to come. And you can send a mass text with that information. However, it is important to mention in the text that there may be a change in the date if any unforeseen issues were to come up.
3. Delay Announcing the Birth
If you know that visitors will be knocking at the door nonstop after the birth of the baby, it may be in your best interest to not announce the birth immediately. You can announce the birth when you are ready to see visitors, even if it is weeks after the date of delivery. This way, you don't have to worry about friends and family members bothering you!
And if the parents have too many pushy friends or family members who don't like to take no for an answer, they are better off with delaying the announcement of the birth. That is because they are going to be dealing with a lot of adjusting and will need private time as it is. They don't need anyone trying to guilt them into doing something they are not comfortable with doing.
And it is also very critical to stick to the guns as well when it comes to saying no or setting boundaries in regards to this issue. Most people would understand that the new parents need time to adjust, but some don't consider that and would want to visit the new baby right after the mom leaves the hospital.
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“Please note: This article is only informative and should be read as such. To seek professional advise kindly contact your pediatrician or The American Academy of Pediatrics.”