Organize Your Time to Help You Survive With Your Newborn
Before you get to that place, make a postpartum plan, right now! (yes, right now, during your pregnancy!) Your third trimester is the best time to make plans for your postpartum.
Just like you made a birth plan to set goals for your birth, Mitten Made Doulas know how important it is to have a postpartum plan too. Set goals for the day, it's ok if your plan get's off track you can start again tomorrow. We've created this awesome free download to help you along the way!
Think about your daily routine and plan what you'd like to accomplish. You should absolutely go easy on yourself, those first weeks after baby are a huge transition. Your daily routine will vary as you adapt to the new changes in your life, and that's ok. Making a plan and putting systems in place will help you to get what you need done (even if it's take a shower and nap), as well as help your baby to know what to expect.
Don't get to that point where your fridge is empty and you HAVE to shop for dinner (it's ok, we're moms too, we've been there), because you *know* that will be the day you're running on 2 hours of sleep. Make a meal plan (you can start utilizing this tool today)! Even better, if you can fill in the blanks with mealtrain.com meals from family and friends or fill out the meal plan log and ask someone to shop for you!
Don't forget to keep track of what you've ate today too (another tool you can use today)! You are such an important entity to your growing family, nourish your pregnant and postpartum body with frequent, healthy meals to aid in overall health and recovery. We've even added a place to keep track of water, prenatal vitamins and placenta capsules intake.
The handy baby feeding logs in our postpartum survival plan will help you keep track of when your baby ate last, whether you're breastfeeding or bottle feeding. Don't worry, we've got a log to help you keep track of diaper changes too!
Lastly, we've included some practical numbers every pregnant and postpartum family is sure to want on hand, all you have to do is fill in the blank!
We realize our placenta encapsulators and doulas can't be there to support you every step of the way during your postpartum time, but we're glad to help you put your best foot forward with this handy tool! Enjoy!