Setting up Your Postpartum Support, with Michelle Peterson

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #123

If you’re pregnant, you’ve no doubt heard about how you are going to need quite a bit of help once the baby is born, so how do you go about setting that up? Why do you need to prepare? How long are you going to need it for? Michelle Peterson tells us more. Check it out!

 

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What we talked about:

  • Michelle’s aha! moment
  • Convincing you to prepare! 🙂
  • Why is self-care during during the postpartum period so important?
  • For how long will you need support?
  • What factors should you consider when setting up your support?
  • How do you go about doing it?
  • Getting the gift of time
  • Facing (and embracing) the emotional work
  • Having a back-up plan for when birth throws you a curve-ball
  • Creating your own postpartum “protocol”
  • Partners as part of the team!
  • Other things to do ahead of time

 

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[mark]About Michelle Peterson [/mark]

Michelle Peterson is the founder of The Seven Sisters Postpartum Care Program and author of Seven Sisters for Seven Days: A Mothers’ Manual for Community-Based Postpartum Care. After a challenging first postpartum, she created this incredible system to support her family during her second postpartum and soon began sharing it with mothers in her community and beyond. Michelle focuses on helping mothers get the support they need. She believes that the spiritual, emotional, and physical welfare of families is the backbone of our collective well-being.

Learn more at SevenSistersProgram.com

 

 

 

 

 

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