“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Unknown
With so much emphasis placed on the transformative time and event of your baby’s birth, the postpartum period is often left behind in classes, books and conversations with others.
Sometimes called the “4th Trimester”, the 3 months following birth are a dynamic and unique part of a new mom’s journey. A new mom’s body experiences incredible healing and physical changes during the postpartum period. There may be profound emotional adjustments, as relationships within the growing family are redefined. New moms may feel tender and vulnerable with their sense of self and feelings of confidence.
As you and your baby are getting to know one another and you’re figuring out your new role as a mom, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, or even a bit fearful. Having a safe and nurturing space to share your thoughts and experiences helps greatly in building confidence and creating positive feelings moving forward.
We here at The Birthing Inn believe strongly that, during this postpartum period as in pregnancy and birth, women deserve to be nurtured and supported. We are proud to be introducing our postpartum support groups and individual support sessions.
When you give birth at TBI, you are eligible for our free “Postpartum Check-in for TBI Families”; two weekly group videochat sessions facilitated by Amy Schief, MSW, RM. In these sessions, you can share your unique postpartum experience with other TBI moms and families in a safe and nurturing environment, from the comfort of your own home.
Our series of four weekly group postpartum sessions is also available for families who gave birth elsewhere, and anyone can book individual postpartum sessions for women, couples, or families.
Topics we can explore together:
- Questions, needs and concerns unique to you
- Healing and self-care
- Visitors, who will visit and when
- Signs of baby blues and postpartum depression with referrals provided when needed
- Sharing baby care responsibilities with your partner
- Identifying the support system that’s right for you
- Change in relationships
- Adjustment for siblings
- … and more!