The importance of building a support network
Regardless of if you plan on working after the baby is born, it’s important to consider who will be able to help you out with daily tasks during the first couple of days.
Adapting to your new routine
Newborn care and postpartum recovery can make this an exhaustive time in your life, even more so if you already have kids at home. With that in mind, besides counting on your partner to help you out, start looking into the possibility of calling on one of the baby’s grandparents to help you out, a nanny, or even hiring a maid to help with house chores a couple of times a week.
Another important thing to consider ahead of time is what kind of arrangements you have to make before you get back to work. With enough forethought and planning, rest assured that whatever you decide will work out smoothly.