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Don't Be a Martyr

Many women have an "I can do this myself" mentality and are quick to turn down offers of new mom help. Encourage her to do herself a favor, and just say yes to friends and family who are willing to assist. Let her know that it's A-OK to accept help, whether it involves cooking dinner, running errands, or just holding the baby to give her a break. The helpers will feel included in the family's excitement, and the new mom will feel supported (and maybe even rested!).

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