7. Hire Outside Help
If it's a financial possibility, hiring outside help can also help ease your stress. A nanny or babysitter can take care of your newborn while you get out of the house or get some much needed rest. Many women swear by the specialized support a night nurse can provide. If you're not yet comfortable having someone else care for your infant, you could invest in a housekeeping service. For the best of both worlds, a postpartum doula can offer companionship, newborn care, meal preparation, and light housework.