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December 2015 - How To Prepare For Postpartum, The 4th Trimester?

How to prepare for postpartum, the forgotten 4th trimester
Ask the Midwife with Anne Margolis
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What is postpartum? What do I need to know about this forgotten 4th trimester?
How can I best prepare myself for postpartum?

It may not be a clinical stage of labor and delivery. But try telling any new mom that the "postpartum" stage deserves any less credit than the others of labor and birth!

We know this all too well, and for that reason, we spend a lot of time with our moms discussing this very topic. Support is the name of the game, and we want to ensure that everyone has it in one way, shape or form. The postpartum stage is one of transition, physical recovery and big emotions - lots and lots of them. Preparation - before the baby arrives - is critical. Thinking a lot about labor and birth is a given. But we urge you to also give some serious thought as to how you will prepare for those first few weeks and months with your new bundle. Anne explains how to do just that in this month's video.

How will you know how to choose the right support for you and your family? Are you aware of all of your options? Read our blog to find out how you can customize a strong support system that best meets your needs and preferences.
Postpartum Support
Did you have it? What did it look like? How was it helpful? Tell us about the support you received on Instagram, Facebook or send us an email! It might be just the suggestion another mom needs to help her navigate her way through new motherhood!

Low cost holiday gifts for pregnant moms  
I love making gift baskets, especially for moms to be like this Organic Red Raspberry Leaf & Nettles Tea. If you are are interested in sending a special gift to pamper a pregnant mama you know, I am happy to help and make it just for her. 

Did you have a difficult or traumatic birth experience? Would you like to discuss and debrief and with Anne? She is passionate about helping mommas process their birth experience in positive ways as well as allowing them to feel heard and supported in postpartum.
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Immediately after birth, a mother needs time to recover and heal from pregnancy and childbirth. Her hormonal levels take a nose dive, sleep takes a back seat, and her baby depends on her for literally everything. Suddenly, life looks nothing like it did before. As a result, new moms often feel very emotional in those first few weeks. But at least one in ten are not able to bounce back. Feelings - fear, depression, anxiety, inadequacy, to name a few - can very quickly overwhelm a new mother, and it is never, ever her fault. We will devote a whole edition to this incredibly important topic within the next few months. In the meantime, don't ever hesitate to reach out for help if you or someone you know is suffering emotionally (visit for resources and counseling).
Laura S @fitlaurac
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for our talk tonight. So much of what you said resonated with me...I've been telling all my friends and family how amazing our chat was. Truly a life changing call."

I love interviewing and am happy to be interviewed! Here are samples of some of my recent interviews: http:/  “A midwife’s Birth Stories and Insight on Pregnancy and Birth” on the and at Paleo Baby from on my journey to midwifery, approach to pregnancy and childbirth, and maternity care http:/   

 Contact info@myhomesweethomebirth or call 845-364-0105 if you are interested in requesting an interview.

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