The Postpartum Podcast
My goal with this podcast is to provide a platform where postpartum stories are shared without fear of judgment from family, friends or the community.Many new parents find themselves unprepared for the new life they have entered and may be afraid to ask for help and support, scared that their feelings may not be recognized as normal or valid.
My hope is that as new parents we can be as prepared as possible, understanding that postpartum life will undoubtedly be challenging, sometimes terrifying and exhausting and that all of this is completely normal. We are in this together and if we know we are not alone we can be empowered for this new job of raising children.
My experience after having a baby, has inspired me to create this podcast. I am a new mother to a precious baby girl. Rhylie, my daughter was long anticipated. My husband and I struggled for two and half years to conceive. During this time I planned and prepared as much as a person could to become a mother. I thought I had covered all my bases and would be more than ready for this next chapter of my life.
Funny how you just don’t know until you know. Our baby surprised us by coming five weeks early. With an early baby sometimes comes other unforeseen struggles that no one prepared me for. I was completely brought to my knees with this new title of mother and taking care of an infant that cried for the first 8 weeks of her life. I felt that I had everything I needed to be successful during this postpartum time and yet I was still sleep deprived, physically depleted and lonely. I wondered why nobody told me just how incredibly hard this would be and how I could have better prepared.
I am beyond grateful for my miracle baby and I can’t even put into words just how deeply I adore and love her, but it doesn’t erase the fact that it’s incredibly challenging at times.
My wish is for parents to be is to be ready for this new chapter and to set themselves up with the support they need to be the best parents they can be. Happy parents raise happy children. Let’s support one another and talk honestly about our experiences so that we may better serve the world by bringing up happy healthy and loved little people.
This Podcast will serve as helpful guide for new mothers and parents to be. We want parents and mothers especially to be feel empowered and prepared of what lays ahead after the birth of their children.
What is the Fourth Trimester?
The Fourth trimester or postpartum is the period of time directly following childbirth. This is typically the first 3 months but can be referred to the postpartum period for up to a year after baby.
Knowing what to ask for and how to set yourself up for a successful fourth trimester is crucial and so much of the time this very important detail is passed over. We may spend a lot of time focusing on the birth but don’t spend the same time thinking about what we will do when baby actually arrives. We were never meant to do this alone.
Our modern age of parenting has failed so many of us. When we lived in tribes, there were many people helping with the care of a new baby. We would’ve had mommas, sisters, aunties, grandmothers and even other children helping the new mother with all the tasks of daily life so that the she could just get to know and tend to the baby. In our modern culture we are expected to “DO IT ALL” and this expectation can leave some of us feeling overwhelmed or inadequate.
My experience after having a baby, has inspired me to create this podcast. I am a new mother to a precious baby girl. Rhylie, my daughter was long anticipated. My husband and I struggled for two and half years to conceive. During this time I planned and prepared as much as a person could to become a mother. Read more here