Drop that dreadful feeling you get asking for help. I’ll walk you through lots of different types of support people you may want in postpartum. You will finish this module with a list of specific helpers lined up to support you in the areas that you need most. So you can have the help you need within reach, without having to figure out who to call when you’re brain is checked out from lack of sleep. This is a must for the type who is guilty of doing it all. I know you can do it all, but in postpartum you shouldn’t.
People who will come to contribute are different than people who will come to visit and admire your baby. You will set up clear boundaries on visitors based on what is best for you and set up a plan for communicating your preferences.
Did you know many traditional cultures put rest at the forefront of postpartum, some even keeping the mother in bed for several weeks after childbirth. Rest is the key to postpartum recovery and you will have a specific plan in place to prioritize rest and recovery for you in postpartum.
This is a big one. You need fresh, delicious, nutrient dense meals (and lots of snacks) now more than ever, but you also need things to be simple. You will start setting up meal support now, plus a whole list of ways to make your life easier in the kitchen once baby is here.
Okay maybe THIS is the big one for you. Are you the CEO of any and all domestic affairs? Does it feel like your household depends on you to run smoothly, or at all? You are not alone in this! You are going to follow my simple 3 step action plan to make sure all the important things are taken care of while YOU take care of yourself and your new baby.
The babies, and fur babies, rely on you big time. You will get them ready for life with a newborn and prepare now for some of the big changes ahead.
Whether you are formula feeding or breastfeeding, you’re going to need support. Anyone who has been through the newborn months knows it can feel like a full time job.The good news is, the more support you have, the easier it will be to enjoy feeding sessions and be able to better bond with baby.
Outside wellness professionals can be very valuable in postpartum. Spending some time now to find the best local options for you is going to make it that much easier should you need additional wellness support in postpartum.
You don’t know how your emotional and mental health will be affected by postpartum until you are in it. Every pregnancy and every woman is different. You will have a strategy in place to safeguard your mental health, and make postpartum healing and self-care a priority.
Your relationship with your partner is important to keep a happy and functioning family. This means communication, openness and understanding needs to be at the forefront. This module is for you and you parter to game plan for your relationship in the fourth trimester.
This seems like a long way off, but it’s important to work out the details now, so there are no surprises later. You’ll have additional plans in place for the changes that come when leaves ends.
You’ll be ready with all the fourth trimester supplies for perineal care, breastfeeding, and rest; including my favorites and must have items.