"A one-of-a-kind planning tool and the perfect companion for families"
- C. K. Jarecki, author of Homebirth Caesarean
An indispensable resource for expectant families, this affirming workbook educates and guides readers from all walks of life as they prepare for their newborn. First time and experienced families alike find comfort in having a postpartum care plan specific to their needs, parenting style, family structure, and community.
Divided into manageable sections covering topics like finances, birth planning, Caesarean Section, breastfeeding, Postpartum Depression and activating community support, this workbook delivers the information most sought after by expecting parents in a format that encourages reflection and dialogue. It offers important considerations for a host of possibilities without overwhelming and leaves parents with the confidence to tackle both the joys and challenges of birth and the postpartum time.
Build Your Nest: a postpartum planning workbook includes:
- holistic tips for healing
- practical solutions to common challenges
- journal exercises
- planning calendars and worksheets
- a pregnancy-to-do list
- getting to know your local resources
- a complete template for your postpartum plan
Drawing on knowledge of both contemporary Western best practices and traditional Chinese and Auyervedic caregiving ideologies, Gates gently empowers readers with an educational journey that fosters opportunities for better postpartum health for mothers, newborns and the family. Build Your Nest: a postpartum planning workbook offers everything parents need to develop an personalized plan that honors the time with a newborn as precious, addresses the need for rest (and how much), considers the needs of siblings, allows community members to plan their support and much more.
"it is important to remember that each birth and each baby is a whole new experience. Mothers benefit from being well taken care of. Babies benefit from having mothers that are well taken care of. Siblings, husbands and partners benefit from having mothers that are well taken care of. There is always more love to go around, when there is less stress. This is something that we can plan for!"- Kestrel Gates