Holistic Postpartum Planning Guide
With so much focus on delivering a healthy baby, we often forget the person who carried the pregnancy. Life after birth can be an incredibly challenging time, especially for new parents and expectants who've experienced health and personal challenges throughout the pregnancy, or didn't have the birth experience they planned for. Or both.
This carries over into the postpartum period, which lasts much longer than the six weeks we've come to accept. A postpartum plan is just as important as a birth plan. Enter your details to get access to my holistic postpartum planning guide. The guide will be sent to your email.
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Do You Need a Postpartum Doula?
In the weeks and at least the first three months after giving birth, the birthing person should be able to rest with limited interruption, eat nourishing foods, receive loving touch, and be surrounded by a support team of loved ones and professional service providers.
As your postpartum doula, I am an advocate for a holistic postpartum recovery and companion for you and your family. I can support you with
- lactation and formula feeding
- meal planning and preparation
- light housekeeping
- coordinating visitors and support team members
- communication and intimacy with your partner
- assisting with child and pet care
- postpartum concerns such as pelvic health, vaginal recovery, and postpartum depression
- guidance on other needs as they arise
Having a baby is an exciting time for many, but few expectants are prepared for the recovery and support needed to ensure a healthy transition to parenthood. This includes adequate rest, nourishing food, loving touch, and a network of family, friends, and professional support providers to assist as needed.
Melissa Danielle, Integrative Nutrition & Women's Health Coach offers postpartum planning and motherbaby care to families in Oahu.