When your friend or a family member has a new baby and you
aren’t sure what you can do to help, try to remember what you needed when you were in her situation (and if you haven’t had a child that’s okay!)
Support a new mom by asking the right questions!
It is best to ask a new mom questions that will make them feel emotionally supported and heard. New moms may feel inadequate with everything going on and the amount of help that they do truly need but find it difficult to ask for.
They may even feel embarrassed or ashamed of the amount of assistance they could use.
It Takes a Village to Support a New Mom
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to support a new mom.The new Baby Bridge App, helps support a new mom by asking the right questions to get to the heart of what they (actually) need.
Using the app, you don’t have to feel lost on your end trying to come up with the right questions and the new mom doesn’t have to feel overwhelmed trying to come up with the right answer.
Keep reading to learn more about the baby bridge app and asking new moms the right questions to help empower them in their new role!!
HOW THE BABY BRIDGE APP CAME TO FRUITION
…I wondered if they could hear my sobs just on the other side of the door as the mail arrived…I was struggling, to say the least.
My little one was weeks old and my partner was back to work.
And I was lonely.
I had so much support, and yet I felt ungrateful, even though
I had meals coming to me twice a week!
People were showing up for me, loved ones texting, “How are
you?” “Let me know if you need anything!”
And yet there I was- lonely, afraid, feeling completely
But you see, it wasn’t until a loved one called me, stating,
“I’m on my way to the grocery store and pharmacy – do you
need anything? I can pick up some lanolin, snacks, and milk. I’m coming by
right after so just tell me what you need.”
Did I suddenly have an epiphany…
I was so grateful and taken aback.
I said, “Yes, actually, we are out of Aquaphor and need milk.”
It was just SO vastly different from an open-ended statement
“Let me know what you need…”
Because how do you narrow down that answer when all you can
think about is how you need everything?!
Mothers need easy-yes options!
And that’s why Bridge is here – to give those easy-yes
WHY IS THE CONCEPT TO SUPPORT A NEW MOM BY ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS SO IMPORTANT?
It wasn’t until years later that I learned the reason I felt inadequate was the same reason that the vast majority of most American mothers feel inadequate;We live with inadequate support!
In a world hyper-focused on independence, where “making it on
your own” is synonymous with success, how can we say, “I need more!”
So we sit in silence.
By knowing what to say to a new parent-
It will greatly reduce their stress load and provide the help
and support they might otherwise not have asked for.
New parents need all the love they can get, as much as they
are giving to their little ones, right?
We want to come across as helpful, considerate, and
What is best is to ask specific questions that come across as
helpful or encouraging.
Even providing them with a moment to reflect, “How am I
doing??” will go a long way.
Assuring her that she’s doing a wonderful job can do wonders
for her mental health, and boost her confidence as a new mama.
There are no progress reports when it comes to being a new
parent. It’s easy to feel like you’re knocking it out of the park one moment,
and struggling as a mom in the next…
A new mom has a million thoughts and things to accomplish
running through her head—and it’s impossible to guess what she might truly need
at any given moment.
So asking clear, concise, and specific questions will go a