Let’s face it, we could all use more postpartum support. Some of my clients tell me they wish they had a cook, family support, housekeeper, daily massage, night nurse, postpartum doula, better medical care, mom friends (you know, the ones you actually see), and more. Here are some of my favorite postpartum support resources:
One of my favorite ways to support moms is through The Willow, a postpartum support group, located in Austin, TX. In this series, we explore what it means to go from Maiden to Mother (led by Austin Doula Care), how to Meditate like a Mother (led by Austin Doula Care), and finally how to Move and Eat like Mother (led by Ashley Heisler, owner of Lillian June Wellness).
Our daughter is now 16 months old and when I meet with our postpartum group, I can immediately remember what these moms are going through and I wish I had a group like this when I was a new mom. If you want to give yourself the gift of time and space to be nurtured, supported, and heard, join us for this 6 week series that dives deep into your postpartum journey. Register today! https://www.austindoulacare.com/classes-austin
Another great resource is The Energized Moms’ Club. This is a FREE online group where moms & moms-to-be go to learn how to live healthier & more active lives through safe, effective exercise and sustainable nutrition habits – leaving us with more energy to live life! This community is a fun-filled, mom-connecting group. There are moms who are local to Austin and those all over the US. Find a workout buddy, get motivated and inspired to meet your goals, and meet a new mom friend!
Do you enjoy online courses and learning from the comfort of your own home? If so, check our the many courses offered through Birth Baby Body such as Working Out After Having A Baby, Baby Wearing, Montessori 101, Infant Massage, Creating a Postpartum Care Plan, Creating an Extraordinary Relationship and more.
Giving birth is tough on our body and it takes time to heal and recovery. Plus, if you are nursing, your body prioritizes the nutrients in your milk which may leave you even more depleted (and slow down your healing process). One way you can support this process is through quality nutrition – which can be difficult when caring for a newborn, sleep deprived, and limited on time. Get the support you need to fuel your body with the nutrients you need to heal while also nourishing both yourself and your baby through nutrition coaching with Lillian June Wellness.
We have a long way to go when it comes to better supporting moms and families through their postpartum journey, but I hope these resources make your life a little easier.