Editor’s Note: If you are alone in the USA and wondering whether you will able to manage the delivery of your child single-handedly then don’t worry. Many women have gone through this before. We bring you stories of some here. 

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Be Hands-on Parents –Soulsong

I did attend those classes and they do help.. I was in my 3rd trimester when i joined those classes. I think that will be the ideal time.

I believe, if your husband is hands on. He can help you with laundry and cooking. Your husband will have to take paternity leave to help you out. My friends lived far away from where i stayed and they were busy with their own life. But we would talk to each other over phone. And that helps a lot. 

If mother or MIL is not available we still have to figure a way to make things work.
We would do some basic oil massaging for the baby and gave her bath in a baby tub ( the most safest, when handling a tiny, delicate, slippery baby :)

As far as eating, eat healthy non gassy food. Try to eat food that increases the breast milk production. We are vegetarians..so i didn’t have any soups..etc

Yes lot of sleep and rest is essential. This is where your husband should pitch in.. He needs to take more responsibility in changing diaper, holding the baby, even feeding..if you are planning bottle feeding at least for the first week.

When you do not have help you will naturally gain the strength and confidence to face the situation. 

Part 1 – Plan Well

Part 2 – Do Smart Research

Part 4 – Take Your Doctor’s Help

Part 5 – Eat Well to Manage Post Partum Blues

Part 6 – Don’t Try to be Perfect

Part 7 – Don’t Panic

Part 8 – Get Back to Your Feet

Part 9 – Don’t get Scared

Part 10 – A Mixed Bag of Thoughts