Preparation

 When I asked moms to describe how they felt about their postpartum experience, the words above are what they used to describe it.  Not exactly the fairytale picture that everyone paints motherhood to be but it is reality for a lot of women.

When I asked moms to describe how they felt about their postpartum experience, the words above are what they used to describe it.  Not exactly the fairytale picture that everyone paints motherhood to be but it is reality for a lot of women.

When I asked moms who had been well informed and prepared for their postpartum how they felt they gave the answers in the picture below.  Drastic difference, right? 

 This isn't a long blog post full of tips and tricks or anything like that.  It's just a short little message to hopefully help you understand that preparing for postpartum makes a DRASTIC difference and I promise you it is worth it.  Find classes, support groups, build your mom tribe, seek wise counsel from moms who have walked before you.  You are a strong, capable mother, but we were never meant to do this alone.  We were designed for community.  Please take advantage of the amazing opportunities to build community that are all around you if you just look or ask somewhere for resources to find them.

This isn't a long blog post full of tips and tricks or anything like that.  It's just a short little message to hopefully help you understand that preparing for postpartum makes a DRASTIC difference and I promise you it is worth it.  Find classes, support groups, build your mom tribe, seek wise counsel from moms who have walked before you.  You are a strong, capable mother, but we were never meant to do this alone.  We were designed for community.  Please take advantage of the amazing opportunities to build community that are all around you if you just look or ask somewhere for resources to find them.