You can find support in a number of places as a new parent:
- Develop a support system of friends, family and/or health professionals, including parent groups and local resources like creches and playgroups.
- Share the household chores as much as possible between you and your partner - remember, you don't need to have the perfect house!
- Make the most of help when it's offered. Remember, babies adapt to different ways of doing things so it's okay if your partner and helpers do things differently from you and alter routine.
- You can also find emotional support through advice lines and support services, such as pregnancy, birth & baby, PANDA and beyondblue.