Post Baby Preparation Tips

I created these tips as a childbirth educator and since I’m pregnant now I’m realizing more than ever how important they mean to me.  Use some or all, the goal is to keep it simple. This is in no way a complete list but truly a list for the minimalist that wants to prepare while minimizing stress. 

Guide: Light a candle, wear comfy clothes that make you feel good, grab your journal, a pen, and light a candle.  When you’re ready, read through the complete list, then circle the tips that resonate with you.  Grab your journal and pen and start creating your Post Baby Prep Action Plan from the tips you circled.  Are you ready?  Let’s get started! 

Tip #1 Pregnancy To-Do List

Tip #2 Practical Solutions for Common Challenges

Tip #3 Self-Care

Maternity Leave from Around the World

Here is a list of maternity leave benefits from the International Labour Organization (ILO), published in the Huffington Post.  The (IRO) report showed that the majority of the United States (excluding two states) received a failing grade in providing women and new mothers support entering motherhood.  Are you surprised by the findings?    

I wanted to share these stats with you because it’s important to figure out what’s best for you and your family prior to delivery; having family support and through preparation you will be better equipped to handle your postpartum transition.  Review the tips above and create your Post Baby Prep Action Plan now.  Remember, you’re not alone, I’m doing this with you.     

As you do this, listen to your body, without judgement, honor and care for yourself.  Sometimes this can be hard, but if you start this during pregnancy you will be better prepared once your baby is born.  You’ll benefit by planning and adjusting the plan as needed because what in life ever really goes as planned?  But we all know preparation is key to help you through the transition.  You’ll benefit from taking care of yourself.  Your baby will benefit from having you healthy and well taken care of.  Your husband, children and loved ones will benefit by having you healthy and taken care of.  When there is less stress, there is more love to go around. 

I’d love to hear from you, in the comment section below tell me what tips you loved and any tips or recommendations that should be added to help other moms who are going through the same things we are going through! 

Many positive thoughts and love sent your way!   

XO

Jenny

P.S. One more thing: don’t forget to share your Post Baby Prep Plan with your team and family, too.  Keep them in the loop about how you’re feeling, key dates, and milestones that might affect their lives — or their ability to spend time with you.  Much love as you transition from being pregnant to post baby. 

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