A sitz bath is a simple but powerful postpartum tool that will help heal your body at home after vaginal birth.
Inspired by Jasmine and LaShanda's conversation in Birth Explained: The Beauty of Biology, here's a worksheet to help you give your body the 'thank you' it deserves. After all it has gone through and done for you and your baby, give it a little love!
Print or share these words of encouragement so you can get a boost of confidence when you need it. The set includes blanks where you can write your own affirmations.
These websites provide information on accessible tools for mindfulness and emotional wellbeing, as well as free resources to address life stressors during and after pregnancy.
The priceless support doulas provide is often out-of-reach for people who can’t afford their fees. But more and more, there are ways to find low-cost or even free doula services. This article provides a roadmap to finding the support you need and deserve.
These websites provide background information and a list of resources to address a range of postpartum issues, including infant feeding, postpartum depression, and postpartum complications.
Postpartum isn’t easy, physically or emotionally. Take the time to identify and organize your sources of support for yourself and your baby after birth.
Even if you’re not the one who gave birth, the postpartum period is hard. Asking for help is an amazing way to care for yourself and your family. Start by identifying and organizing your sources of support.
In the days and weeks after birth, you need time to rest and recover! Download and print this sign to welcome visitors and remind them how they can support you during this important time.
How does birth work? Learn how the mind and body work together during labor to open up for your baby. It’s a beautiful process, and one you can learn to trust.
The care you receive after birth is just as important as during your pregnancy. Meet doctors, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants and new parents who share what the postpartum period is really like and how to find the support and care you need.
A cesarean birth can be a life-saving procedure, but it can also impact your health for the rest of your life. Every person needs information and support to decide if it’s the right choice for them.
It takes a village to raise a child, and it is an incredible act of self-care to ask for help. This chapter looks at ways to build a support system with family, friends and skilled birth workers who will be there for you each step of the way.