13 Oct Are You Ready For Your Baby?
You may be feeling pressure to focus almost entirely on the physical arrival of our child:
- Where and how to give birth
- What labor will be like
- Gathering all of the “right” carriers, bottles, clothes, bassinets, etc
- Getting each of the things at home set up
And as your life becomes more and more occupied with the demands of getting ready to give birth, let me encourage you with something:
Your baby won’t care if the nursery is complete or coordinated.
Your baby won’t give you the side eye if the amazing hiking stroller hasn’t arrived yet.
And your baby won’t mind if some of the beautiful baby shower gifts are still in their gift bags.
One day soon, you will find that you are being sent home from the hospital with your baby. To your loving, prepared home. How exciting, your family has grown by (at least) one tiny human and you are on your way!
And so now, what happens next?
What happens when you find that a day from now, or a week from now, or even a few months from now, parenthood presents a challenge you feel unprepared for, what will you do?
Maybe feeding your baby has turned out to be a really big hurdle, and you have some tough decisions to make.
Maybe missing out on sleep at night is proving to have a more negative impact than you thought it would.
Maybe you’re finding yourself isolated in a way that you know is unhealthy…
The details of preparing for your baby’s physical arrival into your life are important. We all have to do this.
Preparing for support and care after the physical arrival of our baby is a detail that goes largely unnoticed and under-appreciated until things have become unreasonably difficult.
The physical, emotional, and informational needs that new parents have are real and it’s time that we bring some focus to them.
- What if I told you that Doulas Northwest could provide you with a professional Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, trained and experienced in all things baby and new parent?
- What if I told you that you don’t have to do this alone? That we understand how hard new parenthood is sometimes.
- How would it feel to make plans now, before your baby is born, for the magic of postpartum doula support so that you can relax into your preparations for baby’s arrival?
Not sure what a Postpartum Doula does, or what hiring one might look like for your family? Maybe this other post will help paint a picture for you.
Getting ready for your baby includes getting ready to live with your baby.
And because every family is different, we have different ways to help this happen:
- Daytime support, 5-12 hours at a time
- Overnight support, 10-12 hours at a time
- Combinations of daytime and overnight support
- 3 day (72 hours) live ins (<—-wow, right?)
Providing families with experiences of support is our passion and our profession. It’s our specialty. So let’s get you set up with whatever you need.
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