Words by Emma @hangingwiththeheaphys
Don’t drink coffee.
Don’t eat soft cheese.
Don’t lift weights.
Don’t run, please.
Do work until full term.
Do find out the sex.
Do have a water birth.
Epidural? Heck yes.
Don’t drink while breastfeeding.
Don’t bed share.
Don’t use a dummy,
I’ve been there.
Do use a baby monitor.
Do pump and dump.
Do swaddle your baby,
But make sure it’s from back to front.
Don’t give me your opinion on my parenting.
Don’t think you know what’s best.
Don’t judge me if I don’t agree with you.
I couldn’t care less.
Do trust that I have done my research.
Do know your not who I’m trying to please.
Do preach to those who need it,
But not me, geez!
Don’t worry about what others think.
Don’t fret that what your doing is wrong.
Don’t give a shit about other people,
The road ahead is far too long.
Do what’s right for you and your baby.
Do your best, that’s all.
Do try and keep things in perspective,
Because at the end of the day it’s always you on call.