Make a schedule
Keep a journal – write letters to your baby, or just keep a log of your day!
Keep a calendar. Time does pass!
Set up Telephone & Video Calling Dates
Friends may not know how to support you during this time. If you would like someone to come visit you, invite them!
Watch TV! Follow Shows! Get a streaming subscription (or borrow a friend’s)
Crochet/Knit. Don’t know how? Go on youtube or ask the social worker if in the hospital about working with a volunteer
Work on a Photo Album
Listed to Audio Books
Read a book
Learn to Meditate
Do nothing (and don’t feel guilty!)
Have your support person bring you some of your favorite snacks (be sure to check with your doctor if you are on a special diet)
In the hospital? Bring blankets, pillows & photos from home. Some women like to get comfortable during their stay, others do not!
Mary Francis Lahood, MSW, LGSW