Rachelle Ann Go opened up about her experiences during the first three days as a new mom.
On her Instagram page, the singer became candid about the challenges that she faced as a first-time mother.
According to Rachelle, she and her son Lucas needed to stay at the hospital for three days because the latter had to be monitored and given antibiotics. She shared that her husband Martin Spies could only visit them during the day because of the COVID restrictions.
"I didn’t know how to carry Lukas out of his cot. I contemplated for probably half an hour, tried to maneuver him out, I failed. I called Martin & my mom to ask how lol then eventually asked for the midwife’s help. I changed his nappies and clothes while sweating profusely because I was too nervous. I stared at the window blankly (in short tulaley haha) because of zero sleep," she shared.
She also relayed that she became emotional at that time.
"I cried because of my hormones (I guess—ang daming emotions), especially when Lukas was choking! I started breastfeeding him (no idea what I was doing) but because his glucose level that time was really low they had to give him a formula milk. He choked while I was feeding him and turned blue. I panicked and started crying! Whew! I was like 'Lord, how?! I need help!!!' Then I realized that nurses and midwives are there to guide us, for some reason I didn’t ask for any help. I guess I was too shy to ask," she said.
Nonetheless, Rachelle said that the succeeding days became better.
"The next day I washed my face, put some lip balm on, brushed my hair and maybe a bit of brows too and told myself, there has to be a purpose why we are still here! 2nd day, I felt great and it kept getting better until we got discharged!" she said.
Though the first three days were challenging, Rachelle remarked that it was a learning experience for her.
"I had a tough time but I learned so much in the span of 3 days. I’m so grateful I went through it and figured things out myself. It just shows that even if it’s our first time, we have those motherly instincts that kick in. We are made to do this. So do not doubt nor fear. Now I feel like everything else is easy (huwow!) Grabe ang grace ni Lord," she stated.
She also has a message for all the first time moms like her saying, "To all the first time mamas, if you need help, be honest with yourself! Do not be scared or embarrassed to ask for it!"