For a safer and more satisfying labor and birth, researching the process and writing out your wishes for our own unique experience is helpful. But, what about your postpartum experience?
Researching to find out what you might need to thrive during this period of time is essential. A postpartum plan sets you up for an enjoyable and optimal recovery after bringing your baby earthside.
It will take nine+ months to grow your baby. With excellent nutrition, supplementing, physical activity, and a compassionate, evidence based care provider to walk along side you, you can enjoy pregnancy without much discomfort or anxiety.
Your complete healing shouldn't have to take less than nine months. With an emphasis on healing and breastfeeding establishment during the first eight or more weeks, you can slowly transition into our role as mother over the next several months.
Don't give into the pressure to snap back whether it be weight wise, emotionally, or mentally. You are responsible for quite a lot now, and can only thrive when you're are conscious of the need to be gentle with yourself.
Here are some practical ideas for the early postpartum days and weeks that can help get you off to a good and healthy start in motherhood:
Wanting to research a bit more? Here are a few topics worth your attention as you plan out your postpartum experience:
I'm hoping that your research and preparation will pay off immensely during your journey through the postpartum period!