Giving birth and being a mother is one of life’s greatest blessings bestowed upon women by God. Not everyone is privileged to become a mom, so this is something that women should cherish and be truly grateful for. But being a mother is not easy because motherhood is fraught with challenges. It becomes especially difficult for first-time moms who have no one to rely to for help and support.
I was glad that my mom was there to assist me when I gave birth to my son in 2006. I also had well-meaning friends back then who eventually became my son’s grandparents. And of course, my husband was there every step of the way. I was also grateful for online help. Each time I felt unequipped for a mothering task and there was no one to ask, I would usually search the Internet for the information I needed.
My online searches had given me quick replies to my queries regarding baby formula, colic, diaper rash, infant breathing and sleep problems, bathing, baby care, etc., and has shown me where I could get the things my son and I needed, like maternity bras, baby monitor, nursing bracelet, nasal aspirator, infant clothing and whatnots.
I was just glad that I became a mother at a time when manual help and online resources were both available because I got the best of both worlds. This made mothering so much easier because I had the assistance I needed when I needed them.