I create a plan for the postpartum period in collaboration with my clients, which may include the initial weeks up to months after the arrival of baby, as needed by each client. I get to know the requirements and concerns of my clients, provide consultation about what to expect postpartum, and draft their Plan for Resilience that is specific to their needs. This plan will hold the details of how and when they intend to use their resources and support persons/services along a timeline that is coordinated with baby’s development. Clients will also receive a Resource Guide, including resources such as lactation consultants, mental health therapists, meal delivery services, baby and me classes, etc, in locations as convenient as possible to their home.
A plan can include the following topics,
in addition to a client’s other specific areas of concern:
Resources for Baby Care
Supporting Baby Feeding and Lactation
Meeting Your Basic Needs of Rest, Nourishment, and Hygiene
Postpartum Physical and Mental Health
Engaging Help From Family, Friends, and/or Professionals
Household Task Management
Personal Self Care and Identity
Nurturing Your Relationship While Parenting
Getting Out and Cultivating your Village
Including and Caring for Your Older Children
Returning to Work
How it Works:
Initial in-person or video meeting to discuss postpartum needs and expectations
I draft a Plan For Resilience and Resource Guide based on our initial discussion
Second in-person or video/phone meeting to review the plan and make adjustments if needed (ideally we meet together with both expecting parents or the expecting mom and a support person)
I provide a follow up call after baby arrives to check in and provide additional resources if needed
If you just need a conversation about a specific topic or two, let’s talk!
Rate: $75/half hour
I love speaking with groups and organizations about postpartum matters. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.