Birthing Story Dr Shweta | From Doctor to Mother | Balancing Motherhood and a Demanding Career
Time to read 5 min
Time to read 5 min
*This is a podcast interview in the series - Regular Moms | Regular Birthing Stories*
In today's episode of "Hand that Rocks the Cradle" we have a very inspiring mother - Dr Shweta Rai.
Dr Shweta is not only a very successful facial aesthetician and cosmetologist but also the mother to adorable baby boy!
She shares her journey of motherhood which is sure to give strength to many moms who are juggling a career with motherhood.
"I was working till the day of my planned C-section", she shares.
She gives very practical tips foe new age mothers who don't want to choose between their job and kids. She not only embraced motherhood beautifully but also was attending emergency surgeries in her 9 months of pregnancy! She gives helpful advices for mothers from a doctor's perspective and also shares how cosmetology can help mothers with postpartum issues like hair fall, stretchmarks and C section scar.
THIS IS AN INTERVIEW THAT CANT BE MISSED!
Dr Shweta shares the hardships she faced in managing her career while being pregnant. She shares that inspite of being a doctor she was worried about her baby's safety! If you are a pregnant or a new mother, she gives amazing tips for handling C section scar, hair fall and stretch marks that come with pregnancy.
"Everything has a solution!", she says!
Dr Shweta Rai is an epitome of the modern new age mother who strives to have it all!
She manages her demanding job and makes sure not to miss out on her son's growing years milestones! How does she do it? You need to watch the full video or hear the full podcast to know it all!
The key to successfully managing a demanding career and motherhood is to prioritize and plan. Start by identifying the most important tasks in both areas and make a plan to accomplish them. This will help you stay organized and focused, which is essential when you're juggling multiple responsibilities.
Establishing boundaries is critical for working mothers. This means setting limits on your work hours, avoiding bringing work home with you, and carving out quality time for your family. It's important to communicate your boundaries to your employer, colleagues, and family members so that everyone is on the same page.
No one can do it all alone, and that's especially true for working mothers. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it, whether it's from a spouse, family member, or friend. Consider hiring a babysitter or nanny to help with childcare or outsourcing household tasks, such as cleaning or grocery shopping.
It's easy for working mothers to neglect their own self-care needs in the midst of busy schedules and competing demands. However, taking care of yourself is essential for maintaining your physical and emotional well-being. Make time for activities that you enjoy, such as exercise, hobbies, or time with friends.
When you're at work, be fully present and focused on your job. When you're with your family, be fully present and engaged with them. This means putting away your phone and other distractions and giving your full attention to the task at hand.
As a working mom, it's easy to feel guilty for not spending enough time with your children or not being there for every moment. But this guilt can be a heavy burden to carry, and it's important to find ways to ditch it and focus on the positive aspects of being a working mom. Here are some tips to help you let go of working mom guilt and embrace the joys of motherhood and your career.
Set realistic expectations: As a working mom, it's important to set realistic expectations for yourself and your family. You can't be in two places at once, so don't try to do everything. Instead, focus on what's most important and prioritize your time accordingly.
Celebrate your successes: Don't let the guilt of what you're not doing overshadow the things you are doing. Celebrate your successes and the positive impact you're making both in your career and in your family's life.
Practice self-care: Taking care of yourself is essential for reducing stress and avoiding burnout. Make time for yourself each day, whether it's exercise, meditation, reading, or just taking a few minutes to relax and recharge.
Stay connected with your children: Even if you're not physically present all the time, you can still stay connected with your children. Make time for meaningful conversations, schedule special activities, and stay involved in their lives.
Surround yourself with supportive people: It's important to have a support system in place, whether it's friends, family, or other working moms. Connect with others who understand what you're going through and can offer encouragement and support.
Accept imperfection: No one is perfect, and that's okay. Accept that there will be times when you fall short, and don't beat yourself up over it. Instead, focus on learning from your mistakes and moving forward.
Remember your why: When the guilt starts to creep in, remember why you chose to work in the first place. Whether it's financial stability, personal fulfillment, or a desire to make a difference, your reasons for working are valid and important