She was afraid of being a mum, but she figured it out

When I found out that I was pregnant, I was excited and scared at the same time.

Everyone told me I’d be alright, but as I got closer and closer to the birth, I became more and more scared. I had no idea how to look after a baby.

What if he cried all the time?
What if I couldn’t feed him or he threw up all the time?
How would I cope?

Well, after my little boy was born, the fears didn’t go away immediately. In fact I remember crying the morning I left the hospital, saying, “I don’t know what to do with this baby!” The nurses said I’d figure it out and I guess I did. I had help from friends and family and tried to keep everything in perspective. I realised that nothing drastic was going to happen and my confidence grew along with the baby.

We’re doing fine now.


By Jaymie

Skills

Posted on

November 8, 2016

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Nikki was 17 and hadn't been living in Australia for long when she discovered she was pregnant. She chose Nahla.

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