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Jakarta Post

Group provides parental support on childbirth

  • Dikara Alkarisya


Jakarta   /   Fri, October 23 2020   /  01:39 am
In good hands: Pregnant women take a prenatal yoga class with the birth.imwithu team at its studio, The Nest, in Bintaro, Tangerang, Banten. The photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.(Courtesy of/BIMU)

“After labor, I felt alone as I had a feeling that no one care for me,” said Elvira, a mother who experienced baby blues after giving birth to her first son. “My problem was that I found breastfeeding difficult. I realized later that breastfeeding involves the psychological state of the mother. “I learned in a hard way that while expecting, instead of thinking a lot about baby clothes or stuff, educating ourselves is the most important.” Elvira represents many first-time mothers in urban cities who lack preparation, and a support system, in her transition to being a parent. Knowledge is the key to expecting parents in their preparation to welcome a new family member. It is, however, more than remodeling a room and choosing a special name for the baby. Among the essentials are the physical and mental health of the would-be parents from before t...