No matter where you are in your pregnancy, it’s never too early to watch today’s episode.
Because we’re talking about the POST-birth plan.
It’s so essential, yet not all of us mamas put much time or effort in planning for our survival the days after the baby is born.
Like the selfless mamas we become, we are sure to have the right burp cloths and diaper rash creams and cute onesies for our babies. My hospital bag even had several snacks for Frank so he wouldn’t be too hungry.
For my first pregnancy, my utter fear of everything that had to do with birthing and caring for a baby had me call on my mother for help. Unfortunately, I was too arrogant the second time around.
By the time we had Elia, we had returned to my hometown so our families were only a 20-minute drive away. Since they were so close, I didn’t think to schedule time with them to help me. Part of me thought they’d be over without me having to ask, but if I’m being honest, I very much thought I had this whole mama business down pat and didn’t need help.
Boy was I wrong. Within a week of Elia’s birth, I was feverish and in excruciating pain. After checking in with my doctor, he confirmed that because I wasn’t taking care of myself, I had contracted an infection. I’ll save you from the gory details, but my recovery was much longer and way more unpleasant that it ever had to be.
I definitely slowed down after that and asked for the help I so desperately needed.
Since I don’t want you to have to learn such a hard lesson, please be sure to watch today’s episode of The Crazy Good Life.
The three things I share in the video are not the only things you need to plan.
I really believe that by sharing our experiences – even the unpleasant ones – we can help new mamas make better decisions for their wellbeing. So, after you watch today’s episode, share the one piece of advice you’d give a new mama as they plan their after-birth recovery?
As always, thanks for reading and watching.
P.S. If your friend is about to join the mamahood, be sure to share this POST-birth plan with her.