Get support – postnatal midwives and doulas provide families with expertise and support as they adjust to the arrival of a new baby. Midwives can provide individualised clinical care and support for you and your newborn for the first six weeks post birth.
A postnatal doula will provide moral and practical support that’s tailored to your needs. They can provide nourishing nutrient dense food, provide support for older siblings, sleep and settling assistance, run errands and complete household chores and most importantly enable you to rest.
You may also want to engage with a pregnancy and birth counsellor or psychologist to talk through how you are feeling with everything occurring, or to debrief a previous birth or postnatal experience.
Rest! There is a beautiful recommendation that postnatal life should look like this: 5 days in bed, 5 days on the bed and 5 days near the bed….