Ma, bacha aur Potty.

People talk about sleepless nights, the barfs, they warn you about the boob rejection, sleep refusal but NO ONE talks about the poop. You only recognize its significance after seeing a tar like poop that comes out of your your baby. You freak out, call your doctor, and search online. Double check with your ma, your grandma, motherinlaw, chacchi, phoopi, khala, maama etc etc and then you post a query one one of the post pregnancy facebook forums.

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Tips to help a new mom in Pakistan.

If you are a new mom and all that is happening in your life right now seems too overwhelming and confusing than here are some tips to help you get by:

Tell people who tell you to stop crying to STFU.

Know that this is not going to end anytime soon. It WILL get better. Thora sa.  When, you ask? Well it all depends on the little human you’ve created. There is nothing you can do to expedite the process.

Ask your mom to come help you out or GO HOME (some Saaso mas are great, but they can never substitute for your mom. You will feed the need to scream, you will want to shout and we all know we can only do that with our dear old ammis/amma/mama.

Reach out to other new moms; you need the support of those who are going through the same shit. No one understands better than the first mommy clan.

Do not ask, TELL your ‘Majazi Khuda’ what he needs to do. If his services were required to create your lo, he better be available to stay up the night too.

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