CONNECT WITH LARA
MUST HAVE LIST (FOR MAMA)
LITTLE NUGET- APP
BABY SUSHER -APP
TAKING CARA BABIES SLEEP PROGRAM –ONLINE SUPPORT
NATALIE FITZGERALD SLEEP COACH –INSTAGRAM
HELP SUPPORT MILK SUPPLY
LACTATION COOKIES– OR FIND A GOOD RECIPE!
HEALING AFTER BIRTH
(I made baskets that hid these items in one upstairs bathroom and one downstairs bathroom, you can take home a lot of these items from the hospital, but you’ll probably run out!):
Renata Cameron Milestone Mommy & Me: @mommyandme.therapist
Dr. Christine Sterling: She has prepared for the motherhood course (which is the only preparation course I’d recommend besides a breastfeeding course). I think she is working on an online one but may also have one in San Diego in person. Find her on Insta @drsterlingobgyn and www.
Generation.Mom Podcast (haha I know had to throw that in there of course), but seriously must-listen episodes before baby arrives we discuss a lot of what nobody tells you that I wish I had known:
Make Padsicles in advance if you plan to have a vaginal delivery. You can’t use these all day but 1-2 times per day you will feel like you are basically at the spa.
Know that your normal is not anyone else’s and this all takes time to transition and understand. I feel like it takes at least 6 solid months to feel like you’ve got it. If not more. I think it was at the 9-month mark with my first and 6 months with my second that it got “easier”. Everything is new and different. Your relationship with you, your husband, your parents, your friends, your body, your baby. Give yourself grace and it’s okay if you bicker with your husband more or if you are not sure you love this motherhood thing (that is called maternal ambivalence and is normal). But honestly if you do feel like you need help in any way ask for it. You’ve got this and you have a community to help support you.