59. Quick tip Tuesday: How to feel confident leaving the house alone with your baby - Fourth trimester tips for new moms, first time moms with postpartum depression & postpartum anxiety
Does the thought of leaving the house alone with your baby make you a little anxious? (Or a lotta anxious?) This episode is for you.
Listen to today’s Quick Tip Tuesday episode where I teach you how to overcome your fear of leaving the house alone with your baby.
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Hey friends, it’s Quick Tip Tuesday where I answer a quick question submitted by you my awesome podcast listeners. If you have a question that you want me to answer on one of these Quick Tip Tuesday episodes, go to my website, Angel swan.com/quick tip and submit your question. So today’s question is from Vicki. And she asks, How do I get over the fear of leaving the house alone with my baby? That’s such a good question. Because you are not the only person who’s ever had that fear. Let me tell you, I definitely had it. And I know a lot of other moms are asking you this question too. So thank you for bringing that here today. So when you think about going out to I don’t know, run an errand with your baby, or even just getting out of the house for whatever reason, you need to think about, what is it specifically that is making you nervous, and then whatever that thing is, you just have to prepare for it as best you can. And take baby steps, taking little outings at like itty bitty outings at a time to work on that fear. Because the only way that you’re going to get over the fear of leaving your house with your baby, is to just do it, and do it over and over again, until it’s no longer uncomfortable or scary, you have to practice. So I’m just going to give you an example. If you’re afraid of driving your car with your baby in it, you might first practice just sitting in the car with them. You could even before you put them in the car, you can go and have your car seat inspected by someone who’s certified and Curtsies car seat safety. There’s usually someone at a local fire department who can do this, just call ahead of time to check and see when they’ll be there if they are there. So you might just be might also, you know, practice putting your baby in their car seat, getting them into the car, you don’t have to go anywhere, just practice getting in and out of the car with them. Baby steps, okay, then you can take the next step, just take a drive around the block, you don’t have to go far, just around the block, or just out of your driveway, you can move five feet, if you want to take that small of a step, that’s fine. Anything is progress, right? So you keep doing this, you keep going out and driving, you go farther and farther each time you go, and eventually won’t be so scary anymore. And that’s just one scenario. But you can apply this method of taking those baby steps to really anything that is causing you fear around leaving the house with your baby. So just ask yourself, what is it that is specifically triggering to you, and make a plan with baby steps to help you overcome that fear. Now, if you need help making a plan like this, you know, I offer one on one services, right? I’m here, I’m here to help you. I am your mom, coach, come and hang out with me. Come work with me. I will totally help you smash that fear. Because these fears they’re usually stemming from postpartum depression or anxiety. And if you’re feeling depressed or anxious since having your baby, I am here to help you. Let me be a resource. I’ve overcome postpartum depression and anxiety myself. And I’ve helped countless moms overcome it too. And all it takes is a lot of nurturing yourself and baby steps. So if you want to take that first baby step to getting better, head over to my website, Angel swan.com/coaching. And you guys my last name is spelled s w o n. It’s like the bird but with a no angel swan.com/coaching And you can get started there. You can schedule a free consultation if you want to do that. If you’re not even sure if this will work for you. Like trust me though. I’ve got you. I’ve got you. I will be sure to post that link as well for the coaching. I’ll put that in the episode description for you. But yeah, take that baby step. I dare you. It will change your life which is tackling even one of those little fears that you might have. Alright, lady, that’s that if you’ve listened to my podcast this far and you haven’t taken just one minute to leave me a review on Apple podcasts, please go and do that. If I have helped you in any way. If you’ve learned something new, seriously, the best way to support me and the show is to leave a five star rating and or a written review. It takes a minute of your time, but it makes the biggest impact on my day and it helps other moms find this podcast too.
And don’t forget, you can come and hang out with me on Instagram at Angel Swan grab my super awesome and free postpartum planner on my Our Website Angel swan.com And that’s it I will see you on Friday for the next episode thank you so much for listening I’ll talk to you soon bye