Postpartum Healing Essentials
Ah, postpartum recovery. Not the most exciting or glamorous topic, but an important one. I can’t tell you how many times I have been talking with an expecting parent about their postpartum plan and have heard “I’ve been doing so much prep for labor and birth but haven’t really thought about what I will need afterward.” And I’ve been there too. When I was pregnant with my first, I read everything I could on pregnancy and newborn care but had no idea how to take care of myself after birth. After that experience, I can’t stress enough how important it is to prepare for your own postpartum healing. To make things a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of things that I think are essential for those early weeks based on my personal experience and families I have worked with.