I have posted about preparing for postpartum before and I spend time with all my clients talking about some of the things they may want to think about and prepare for. But I’ve not had a written postpartum plan …
It’s been a rainy and stormy day and with my morning appointments done, I decided to spend some time thinking about what a written postpartum plan might look like. I started by jotting down some ideas of things I bring up with my clients and before I knew it, I had a good list.
I realized that thinking about the resources you’ll need BEFORE the baby comes is more important than I first thought. It’s going to take a bit of time to collect the names and numbers of friends and family you’ll be able to call, it’s going to take some research to find the online resources that will really help you out, and it’s going to take a little leg work to visit the support groups and professionals you might rely on.
And this will all be easier while your baby is still tucked away in your belly!
I came up with topics to consider and questions to ask. The end result is a plan that helps you identify the people and resources that will help make the transition of bringing home baby a whole lot smoother!
I hope that walking through this with my clients will help them feel more prepared and confident as they enter the postpartum period.