Numbers New Moms Should Store After Child Birth

As a new mom, you have a lot on your plate. You may be the primary care-giver for the baby, need to also catch up on rest and sleep while the baby sleeps so you can recover from your long pregnancy and child birth, and may also be handling odd household chores while you’re at home. Chances are – you are way too busy all day long, and that’s why it’s very important for you to have these 5 phone numbers saved in your phone.

 Paediatrician

As a new mom, you’ll worry a lot about the baby. Not all symptoms you find alarming will be a cause for concern, but it’s good to connect with your baby’s doctor immediately to be on the safe side. Whether your baby has been crying for hours on end, seems to resist feeding, is passing runny stools, has a nasty rash, or is running a fever, this is one number you need to have on speed dial.

 NICU

If your baby is actually in distress, you don’t want to waste time going to your doctor and then rushing towards the NICU. Instead, keep the number for the closest NICU handy, so you can arrange to meet your paediatrician there directly. NICU is designed to care for babies, so are a far better bet than just any emergency room.

 Emergency services

The best time to prepare for an emergency is before it occurs. You may never need this number, and we hope you don’t, but make a list of emergency services India and store them in your phone. When you are upset and disoriented during a crisis, just searching for ‘emergency services’ will help you easily get the immediate assistance you need.

 Counsellor

As a new mom, you will find yourself overwhelmed all too often. It’s a good idea to have the phone number of a counsellor on your phone, especially if you have been battling with Baby Blues. If you aren’t ready to reach out for professional help just yet, a close friend or family member who has been through child birth and puts your mind at ease can act as your counsellor.

 Closest Pharmacy

With a new baby come tons of new responsibilities. You’ll often run out of Cerelac and diapers, need a new feeding bottle at odd hours, require baby Crocin or ear drops or tummy drops when the baby is crying and sickly. Since it’ll be difficult to always run to the pharmacy, save the number of a local pharmacy who will home deliver what you need. This will save you a lot of time and worry.

Armed with these 5 phone numbers, you will be well prepared for any crisis situation in the first few months as a new mom. And as a backup (in case your phone is out of battery or broke when you dropped it), keep this list of phone number printed out and stuck to the fridge as well.