Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby
Jan 24, 2022
Planning for Postpartum with Embrace Doula
Play • 30 min

Welcome back to the Bringing Up Baby podcast. We’ve got another episode for you today focusing on Your Postpartum Self. Because once again, if we want to really show our little ones how to be, it’s to always remember to look after ourselves and show them what it means to actually do that! 

We have to be at or near the top of the list but as new parents or parents of young ones, I know that you know that we often forget about this. We have to put our own mask on first, before we can even begin to help, connect or grow with another person. 

So for today’s show, I’m going to share a conversation I had with Amy MacAulay. Amy is the owner of Embrace Doula Services in Halifax, Nova Scotia. And she and her team are actually among a myriad of Postpartum Doulas in our communities and they are truly an invaluable resource. 

In this show, Amy’s going to share how to really prepare for what’s to come after baby arrives and where you may need some extra help. We get into when the right time is for visitors vs. helpers, and what specific tasks are actually helpful for others to do for you because trust us, the helpers really want to help! 

→ How to handle unsolicited or unhelpful suggestions from loved ones:

  • Communication (Who & How)
  • Create boundaries
  • Leave out reading material (Loving Care books)
  • Blame your doula/prenatal educator/consultant

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