New York City psychiatrist and emotional wellness expert, Dr. Janet Taylor stopped by recently to share survival tips for new moms and parents looking to conceive. From supplements you should be taking to how to talk to your doctor about health concerns and how to combat stress.
Candace: What should all new moms know and how can they prepare ahead of time?
Dr. Janet Taylor: “Well new moms should know that being a new mother is probably one of the most physically challenging and emotionally draining experiences that you’ll have; but it’s important to lose the guilt and create 15 minutes to 30 minutes just for yourself, that’s just ‘me’ time.”
Candace: How about when it comes to proper nutrition?
JD: “Well, you know we focus a lot on healthy diet but many women who eat a healthy diet still may miss key nutrients and that’s why I’m really proud to have partnered with Nature Made because of their high quality standards and Nature Made has a Nature Made Prenatal DHA vitamin that includes all the supplements mom needs to have a healthy baby and development of their brain and eyes: including folic acid, calcium and DHA.”
Nature Made Prenatal DHA Liquid SoftGel – NatureMade.com
Candace: Do you have any tips to help combat the stress that comes with being a new parent or for those looking to become new parents?
JD: “Well, NatureMade.com has some tips that moms can go and find on and find out about supplements. Certainly what we also know is the stress that comes along with being a new mom starts at the time of conception because many women and their partners aren’t sure of when to conceive, and First Response has the First Response Digital Ovulation test that can help women identify their optimal time to conceive. It’s the only one of its sort that really is about knowing your body.”
Candace: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share this morning?
JD: “Sure. Women should talk to their doctor about any mood concerns, dietary concerns or health concerns they have; pay attention to themselves and focus on ‘me’ time; identify their sources of support- it may be in their family or without their family. But more importantly, really take on the task of motherhood with a healthy positive attitude and it will benefit both you and your baby.”
Candace: Where can we go for more information?
JD: “For more information you can go to Nnews2Know.com.”