There's a lot to think about while pregnant and with a newborn. My consulting practice helps you streamline. Think of me as your new mom coach.
Reviewing labor positions best for your body and back up ones Checklists for Breastfeeding and changing stations in your home Routines are important with your newborn. I provide ideas for routines with: a wake up routine, a baby diaper changing station routine, bedtime routines
I also provide help with letting go. It's hard. Our lives change overnight. We need to work to let go.
While we are on the topic of letting go,
I am emphasizing that you can't to do it all. You really won't be able to. You’ll be super tired. You'll wake feeling unbelievably exhausted with no end in sight (for the first few months) Scale back now, before the baby arrives, instead of later. Be OK with letting go. You’re making room for something wonderful.
Breastfeeding is challenging My baby had tongue-tie and I navigated breastfeeding challenges. I am here to help you get to the appropriate services. Really hard. And even harder when you work full time. I could write an entire post about this one topic, how badly I wanted to breastfeed and how short I fell of my own goals and how many things our society could do to make this easier for women. Just know that every mother and baby has their own challenges, and what you envision might not become reality. And it will all turn out OK anyhow.
Taking care of yourself will help you better take care of your family It will also help you maintain a happy and healthy relationship with your spouse when you’re stressed and exhausted. For me, taking care of myself means exercising. I don’t exercise nearly as much as I used to or as much as I’d like, but I always feel better when I manage to get out for a bike ride or yoga class or simply a walk. While you probably won’t be able to immediately get back to whatever that thing is that keeps you sane, get back to it as soon as you can.