Hey there, beautiful mama. I wanted to chat with you about something that’s close to my heart.
I know that being a new mum or taking care of little ones can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming and exhausting.
Here’s the thing: you’re not alone. I’ve been there – feeling depleted, unsure, and at times, reluctant to ask for help.
Even though people offer “Let me know if you need a hand”. We reply with “thanks”. And usually, it’s end of story.
But let me tell you, asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. (Scroll down to watch the video instead)
We’re all on this journey together, and it’s okay to lean on one another.
When you ask for help, you’re not just taking care of yourself, you’re creating a network of support which uplifts you, your baby, and your entire family.
Postpartum Nurturing isn’t just about educating, nutrition tips or sharing resources – it’s also about creating a space where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered.
Because when you take care of yourself, you’re able to give your best to your little one and your loved ones.
One way to go a little deeper with the fear of asking for help, is to write down the fears.
Now, before you do this exercise, have your partner or someone have your baby/children when they are content, so you have the space for this.
Write your fears out – get them all on paper, every word you hear in your head even if you think it sounds funny/silly. Just write it all out.
Then sit with all those words, comments, stories and try to drop into what it all feels like. You will most likely cry. You may even feel angry.
Give yourself the space to just feel it.
Punch and yell into a pillow if you need to. Yell all those words that come up. It might feel scary but you’re ok. Emotion is energy in motion, so you’re moving this stuck energy out.
Feeling resistance? Just keep write everything out that you’re feeling. Give yourself time to be with it – you’re safe.
Keep taking gentle deep breaths also. And, you’ll know when you’re done. There’ll be a sense of peace.
Once that has cleared, write all the benefits of asking for help.
- When I ask for help I……….. am looking after myself and my baby
- When I ask for help, it’s loving to my family
- When I ask for help I am heard
- When I ask for help I am supported
- Asking for help shows my children how to ask for help
- It’s safe for me to ask for help even if I don’t happen to get it
- and keep going with what ever comes up
So, beautiful mama, remember: you’re strong, you’re capable, and it’s okay to reach out when you need it.
Whether it’s a friendly chat, a shoulder to lean on, or expert guidance, there are people here for you every step of the way.
Let’s nurture ourselves, our families, and our community – because together, we can make the journey of motherhood not just manageable, but truly supported and beautiful.
Reach out, ask for help, and let’s have you feeling supported in this sacred journey of motherhood.