It takes a village to raise a child – and a full tribe to support a mother. Rewarding as it is, becoming a mum for the first time is a lifealtering experience that brings with it many physical, mental and emotional challenges. Even the most well-prepared of parents will never be truly ready for this intense learn-as-you-go journey. After all, it is one thing to prepare for a baby, and another to fully experience and adapt to each curveball that is thrown your way. “It is important to be kind to yourself,” Thomson mummy Sherlyn Chan shares. “Learn to accept all the help you can get without feeling guilty about it.”
A good support system
The newly-minted mum’s core support system comprises her husband Andre, family and friends, as well as Thomson Medical’s dedicated team of doctors and consultants. Sherlyn chose to give birth at Thomson Medical because of Dr Paul Tseng. This decision gave her access to professional guidance that extended beyond her pregnancy and into the postpartum period.
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July - August 2019