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As humans we generally focus on the biggest, or most stressful, or closest situation at a time.
If I can just get this thing done, then I'll be able to think about the next thing.
So it makes perfect sense that most women will have taken lots of time to think, prepare, and plan for the labor and delivery of their baby. Very few women will think, prepare and plan for their postpartum experience.
Pregnancy and birth are pretty awesome in that the body just kind of knows what to do. You don't have to think about growing a baby for 9 months. While in labor the more you leave the laboring mother alone her body will take over and work with the baby to deliver the baby.
But postpartum is a little trickier. It feels like it should be as instinctual as pregnancy but there is typically a large learning curve for both you and for your baby.
Here are a few great tips that can help you to have a much better postpartum experience than if you were to just wing it.
You got this mama. Decide what you need now to help you lay the foundation for a great postpartum experience.
Watch the full video where we talk all about Postpartum and the ways you can make it easier for yourself:
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Education is KEY to setting yourself up for your best possible birth. Knowing your options and how to advocate for yourself makes a huge difference.
With the main reason people develop hemorrhoids is from pressure in the bottom, it seems unlikely many women will experience pregnancy and birth unscathed.