“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein
It starts from the moment you find out you’re pregnant! Advice from family, friends, strangers, doctors and various websites. Not only can it be overwhelming but also very confusing and stressful. When you get overloaded with ton’s of parenting information you start to lose your instincts, your gut feeling, your common sense. You go through a moment of should I listen to my mom, best friend, sister, co-worker or go with what the doctor says, lol?
I believe knowledge is power therefore, if you’re getting conflicting advice then GO research it for yourself! Go to the websites, talk with your family and friends. Let’s face it, You’re going to be a mom regardless so you might as well seek info from those you trust and love! As for processing all that advice I would suggest that you pray for direction, evaluate your findings and use your instincts to determine your answer.
For those that are giving advice to these moms… as much as you want to give your two cents… TREAD LIGHTLY! You have to take a moment before speaking and remember how it was when you were in their shoes.
For the moms to be and current mothers, as stressful as it is you have to know that EVERYONE has your best interest at heart.
How did you process the overloaded information from your love ones?