Divided into manageable sections covering topics like finances, birth planning, Caesarean Section, breastfeeding, Postpartum Depression and activating community support, this workbook delivers the information most sought after by expecting parents in a format that encourages reflection and dialogue. It offers important considerations for a host of possibilities without overwhelming and leaves parents with the confidence to tackle both the joys and challenges of birth and the postpartum time.
Build Your Nest: a postpartum planning workbook includes:
- holistic tips for healing
- practical solutions to common challenges
- journal exercises
- planning calendars and worksheets
- a pregnancy-to-do list
- getting to know your local resources
- a complete template for your postpartum plan
Drawing on knowledge of both contemporary Western best practices and traditional Chinese and Auyervedic caregiving ideologies, Gates gently empowers readers with an educational journey that fosters opportunities for better postpartum health for mothers, newborns and the family. Build Your Nest: a postpartum planning workbook offers everything parents need to develop an personalized plan that honors the time with a newborn as precious, addresses the need for rest (and how much), considers the needs of siblings, allows community members to plan their support and much more.