I'm a chocolate-loving nutritionist,
pre & postnatal coach, doula and let's face it- total birth nerd 🤓.
I'm here to help you cut through mommy-marketing and pinterest perfection to confidently cultivate a pregnancy and postpartum experience you totally love.
It’s 2021, you’re pregnant and combing through the internet trying to figure out this whole postpartum thing.
Everything you run into is telling you to “ask for help!” or “delegate to your family.” Not bad advice… BUT pandemic quarantine and lock-downs are still a real thing. Which means all that potential in-person support may not be accessible.
So how do you plan for an empowered postpartum experience and get the support you need virtually?
One of the upsides of being 18+ months into a global pandemic (literally a sentence I never thought I’d type) is that many of the postpartum support professionals have successfully pivoted their practices online. Which means you may have MORE access to MORE people than you would have pre-cov*d.
Fun fact: This was the original inspiration for the Badass Birthers Club — the opportunity to serve and connect with amazing people, regardless of location (or lock-down status) and help them cultivate an empowered pregnancy and postpartum experience.
There may be parts of postpartum where you want and need people in person. As you co-regulate postpartum, it’s important to establish boundaries and expectations for those entering your space. Some could be as simple as hygiene (i.e. wash your hands before you hold the baby) and length of visit. Others could be more complex like what visitors should do when they are there (clean? Make a meal?) or expectations around distancing, masking and more of our current reality.
Regardless of what kind of support you choose to utilize, it’s important to lay a foundation first: How do you want to feel in those early days? What’s important to you? What is a hard no? What is an absolute must? Who can hold those boundaries? Some of these questions are tough to answer and require a lot of exploration which is exactly what we support in the Badass Birthers Club.
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