When you’re pregnant, it’s easy to feel frustrated and annoyed by the never-ending influx of unsolicited advice that we inevitably all receive from (usually) well-meaning others.
But let’s not forget that experienced moms want to share their words of wisdom for a reason: they have been there. They know the ups, the downs, and everything in between. And while of course we moms eventually need to figure it out for ourselves, it’s nice to be able to ask for help, advice, or even just an ear to listen as we navigate the rocky path through parenthood.
A few months ago, the people behind Nummies nursing bras put together a video called Reflections of Motherhood (video embedded below). The creators asked moms — “if they could go back to right before they had their first child, what would they tell themselves?”
As my due date draws closer, I’m starting to feel really emotional about my pregnancy being over. I think ahead to when I am a mom and wonder what advice I would give myself right now, so I asked my mom friends on Twitter what advice they wish they’d had while they were still pregnant. Their answers, along with the video inspiration, are below…
Reflections of Motherhood video:
And additional advice given from many new moms on Twitter!
What about YOU? What advice would you give yourself, if you could go back to right before your baby came?
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