16 May 2024

Postpartum Plan

Submitted by raquel

Welcoming a new baby can so exciting!  It can also be a stressful time.  You can feel overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done and all the opinions of well meaning loved ones. One way to protect against this stress is to tune into your own wisdom.  I’ve created a postpartum support plan to help you get clear on what you want and need.  It covers practical areas like who can help with chores to more complex issues like warning signs of postpartum depression and where you can get help.  If you live in a two parent household, I encourage you to each fill out the plan separately and then go over answers together to make sure you are both on the same page.  It’s not uncommon for parents to think they agree and then find out their views differ slightly or significantly.  Going over your answers can be a good starting point for honest conversations focused on solutions that work for both of you.  Once you agree, you can complete a final plan with your agreed upon answers.  This can also help decrease relationship stress because you don’t have to scramble in the moment to think of others to help with tasks and having a written document decreases the chances of misunderstandings.

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