1 month ago
smallbatchwellness - love this post! reliefparenting strives to change the culture of parenting and help all parents get "the DEEP rest, actual CARE, REPAIR and BALANCE" they need and deserve 🤗😴🥰
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My favorite quote that I hear is I wish I had known about you when I first had my baby. Ahhh yes, if we could grant this knowing to our precious selves what a gift. I also see a lot of Prepping for Baby offerings that dont really address the mother. It's about the baby that has come.
Sure there are some brushed by mentions of telling the mom to rest, wagging a self care finger at her, nap when the baby naps, and here is a freezer meal recipe (probably for baked ziti).
While the intentions are good, aren't these things somewhat of an obvious cliche. This is NOT getting a mother the DEEP rest she needs, this isn't getting her actual CARE, it isn't creating REPAIR and BALANCE.
It quite simply isn't nourishing her.
And while I would never say it is too late to plan for a truly replenished postpartum while you are IN postpartum, planning ahead will undoubtedly be clearer, less stressful and more seamless. The time to CRAFT a postpartum care plan is during the 3rd Trimester. The fact that it is not atleast 50% of a PREPPING FOR BABY class is bullshit. This is exactly the CHASM we fall in and how we are FAILING OUR MOTHERS
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