Why You Need a Postpartum Plan

As a postpartum doula, I meet a lot of new moms who wish that they had been better prepared for life after baby’s birth. Many expectant parents spend most of their preparation time planning for childbirth and getting the nursery ready, but few parents really “get” the need to prepare for postpartum recovery. When you create a postpartum plan, you give yourself permission to rest and allow others to help you. Not only that, but you PLAN for that help!