Soon you will be giving birth to a baby who will need your attention and care, but have you considered how important it is to take care of yourself also, both now and after delivery? There are some simple steps you can take to focus on caring for yourself so you will be able to give your new baby your best!

Consider the following three steps:

  1. Take time for you — balance your life with a variety of activities that promote your wellbeing.
  2. Build a support team — connect with people you enjoy, people who understand what you are going through, and those who will give you support.
  3. Set realistic goals — recognize that you don’t have to be perfect to be a good mother.

Click on the links below to see how well you take care of yourself by reading 12 statements and seeing if you are focusing on nurturing yourself before your baby arrives.

Taking Care of Me
Taking Care of Mom - HRSA booklet