I don’t know who needs to hear this but…
You deserve to thrive postpartum.
Yup, I said it. And I wholeheartedly believe it. And you should too.
I really mean it though. You should believe this deep down at the core of your being. Let me elaborate.
You have spent so much time preparing your body and mind for pregnancy and birth.
Changing your diet and excersizing more
Reading all of the books and blogs and creating a birth plan
Curating a registry and preparing baby’s nursery
Celebrating with friends and family at your gender reveal and baby shower…
All so that your baby gets the very best from the start.
But I have to remind you of one thing. I have to let you in on something that many pregnant women overlook.
I’m sure your birthing books and pregnancy classes have mentioned it.
And other mothers speak about it in hushed tones with looks of pity or shame in their eyes.
I have to tell you about this one huge thing that many new moms just like you say they feel unprepared for.
They wonder “why didnt anyone tell me?”
They wish they had done things differently earlier on. That they had done more to prepare.
But I dont want you to think like them.
I want you to know the whole truth BEFORE you give birth. So that you can truly prepare your mind.
The truth that exsists no matter how you birth your baby. Whether you have a vaginal birth or a cesarean birth. Whether you have a birth with little or lots of complications. Whether this is your first or fifth birth. Whether you are planning a home, birth center or hospital birth. Whether you chose to hire an OB, midwife or choose to birth unassited.
No matter how your birth story unfolds. There is one truth that exsists after you cross the threshold from maiden to mother.
That one basic truth is that you deserve to thrive postpartum.
Pregnancy and birth are just the beginning of the journey. Postpartum is when the real work of motherhood begins.
You deserve a thriving postpartum.
You deserve to rest and recovery after you give birth.
You deserve judgement free support that allows you the time and space to recover from pregnancy and birth. You also deserve this time and space as you learn to care for and bond with your baby.
Despite what some might say or think, it is possible to do more than just survive postpartum. Take the time to prepare for this time while you are pregnant and take the fear out of postpartum. Embrace a thriving postpartum mindset and take charge of your journey to motherhood. There will be so many unknowns, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t stay ready.
With a thriving postpartum mindset you will:
Get a strong start towards your infant feeding goals
Learn and bond with your baby with ease
Maximize the growth and changes in your brain
Strengthen your momfidence (mom confidence)
Discover the new version of yourself and level up with ease
Discover and embrace your new identity as a mother
Stay connected with your partner
Strengthen communication and intimacy
Find and embrace your village of support
Process your birth story and let go of birth trauma
Reduce complications as you recover from pregnancy and birth
Make time for self care
Get as much restorative sleep as possible
Let go of fears of postpartum depression
With a thriving postpartum mindset your baby will get the very best YOU from the start.
I know its a lot to take in but I know you can handle it. If you start planning now while you are pregnant, you will feel ready and confident with a toolbelt of resources at your fingertips.
Don’t be that mom that vows to do things differently next time around. Do what you feel you need to do THIS time so that you have the best postpartum possible.
And if you’re not sure where to start, contact me and I’ll be happy to help.