In our previous post, “How To Be A Good Mom,” we offered our readers a few tips of the trade, so to speak, with regards to the best ways to be a mother. Not to oversimplify, but our main point was that you already have all the resources you need to be a great mother. Given the fact that you have thousands of generations of effective mothers and their good-parenting-genes in your blood, we recommend doing your best to trust yourself. That doesn’t mean every instinct you have is the right one…not by any means. More to the point, from a biological perspective, you were made to procreate and be a mother, so while the details might get hairy every once in a while, do your best to trust yourself along with holding on to the hope that everything will work out for the best. Motherhood, and parenting in general for that matter, is far from a walk in the park, but it is wonderfully rewarding.

To those of our readers who have already experienced the joy of being a mother, you understand where we are coming from. To our readers who are looking for a bit of advice and encouragement, read on! This post from Deanna D. Midwifery of the Tri-Cities is for you!

What Our Tri-Cities Prenatal Clinic Offers

Before we dive head-first into today’s post, allow us a brief word or two regarding the midwife services we provide here at Deanna D. Midwifery.  

We exist because we believe that women of all ages deserve comprehensive and holistic healthcare at an affordable price. Our Certified Midwife and WHNP Deanna D. has a passion for helping women from adolescence through menopause. So if you are thinking that we are a midwifery who only assists with childbirth and the prenatal side of the coin, you would be mistaken. Below you’ll find a few examples of common midwife services we provide here at the Tri-Cities top midwifery.

  • Primary care
  • Gynecological care
  • Family planning counseling
  • Preconception care
  • Pregnancy checkups
  • Childbirth assistance
  • Postpartum care
  • Treatment of STIs (for both the patient and her partner)
  • Physical examinations

If you are a Tri-Cities woman who wants to be educated and empowered by their WHNP, Deanna D. Midwifery is worth your consideration. Not only are we certified to offer all of the services listed above, but we also have strategic partnerships with local hospitals and health systems in Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick, without forgetting our relationships with ambulatory care clinics, birth centers, and private doctors offices.

We are a prenatal care provider that is dedicated to the affirmation of the power and strength of women. We work to support their health and well-being in whatever way we can, whether that is through prenatal care, family-planning counseling, primary care, or another midwife service. Each and every patient who walks through our doors will be treated with dignity and respect. That’s what makes us unique here at Deanna D., so make sure you give us a call if you are looking for a Tri-Cities prenatal care clinic like the one described above!

Tips For New Mothers

As we mentioned in our previous post, we are decidedly not experts in the practice of parenthood. So don’t think of our words as truth by any means — we would just like to provide our readers with some basic tips. We are using a bit of our own experience and wisdom to write this post, in addition to some helpful resources we’ve found and would like to highlight. So if you are ready for some advice from a midwifery who knows a bit about being a mom and what it involves, let’s get going!

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

Getting a support network in place, or already having one in the form of your family or friends, is a very welcome thing. When people like us tell you that you have everything you’ll ever need to be a great mother already inside you, it’s easy to let yourself think that such a statement means that you are supposed to be self-sufficient if you really are a good mother. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

The phrase, “it takes a village…” comes to mind. That antiquated and perhaps ancient quote still remains popular because there is inherent truth to be found in it. So don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Feeling overwhelmed and stretched too thin like butter scraped over too much bread is completely normal. It will likely happen many times before your little tike leaves the nest for good, so you might as well prepare yourself for that fact. Get a friend or a family member to come visit and help out. After all, everyone needs to be able to go to the bathroom for five minutes without being called upon. Treat yourself with a bit of peace every now and then!

Remember That You Are More Than A Mother

Being a mother for the first time is amazing. In fact, it’s easy to get so enamoured with your newborn’s tiny face, hands, and feet, that you might forget what it was like before you became a mother altogether. Still, it’s important to remember that you are more than a mother, that your identity goes beyond simply being a caretaker for your little one. Though it may seem like it’s all you’ll ever need sometimes, we recommend staying in touch with yourself to a certain extent. If you have hobbies you love, keep doing them! There is more to life than being a mother, whether you agree with that statement in the moment or not!

Don’t Miss Out On the Moment Just So You Can Post About It

Okay, this one might be a touch too close to home for some of us, but that’s alright — it still needs to be mentioned. We are big believers in not taking pictures of every single moment. Or, put another way, we think it’s much better to be present during the big moments instead of trying to capture memories or the perfect social media post. We aren’t questioning anyone’s intentions, not by a long shot. It’s natural for us these days to want to capture every single moment so we have these memories forever. We are simply offering up some advice to be a little bit moderate about that. It’s not a revolutionary thought, but we are of the opinion that your little one will appreciate your undivided attention more than the 200 likes you receive on that post, no matter how adorable the filter you used might be!

Okay, we’ll regress on that point. We think you get the idea!

Love Yourself, And Your Body

Our parting words of motherly wisdom are that you should take the time to love yourself and your body. While you might not feel the sexiest shortly after having given birth, take a little bit of time to realize what on earth has just happened. You just made a dang human being! Give yourself a little bit of credit here, why don’t you? Sure, your body might be a little bit more flabby than you would likely prefer, but give yourself some time, and a little bit of credit for accomplishing a borderline-miracle.

Then, when you feel ready, you can work on getting your physique back to the point where you feel happy about it. But remember, there is no singular timeline that everyone needs to adhere to. Be patient and gracious with yourself, you’ve earned that much.  

Contact Deanna D.

In the interest of time, that is all we have time for in today’s post. However, we feel like we are just starting to scratch the surface of all the great motherly wisdom that’s out there. With that in mind, keep an eye out for our next post, in which we will continue this theme. In the meantime, reach out to us today if you are in need of midwife services in the Tri-Cities!