First baby or not, these conversations are KEY to have for a smoother transition!
✨What are your birth wishes? How will your partner be able to advocate and support you during labor & immediately postpartum?
✨What’s the paternity leave? What are your partner expectations during the leave and after? And when back home from work?
✨How will partner help your postpartum healing recovery?
✨Which exact home chores will partner pick up on? Cooking? Laundry? Prepping frozen meals? Groceries? Cleaning?
✨How will partner help with baby? Diapers? Extra hands? Skin to skin? Night routine?
✨Will partner be waking up at night to help you?
✨How will your partner support you emotionally?
✨How will finances work during this time? Are you getting paid leave? Does he need to take over some bills? Do you have a revised monthly budget that now includes baby needs, like diapers, wipes, childcare, and more? Does your budget need to change?
✨What’s your home visitor plan? Do you feel comfortable having people over? His parents? Siblings? Do you want privacy?
✨How will partner help you get “me” time?
✨What are your feeding goals & needs? How can partner support your plan?
✨If you have other kids: how will partner help with them? Night routines? Wake up early? Get them to school? Will you need extra support?
✨What are your goals to keep up with the relationship connection? How will you incorporate time for you both, with a newborn? Family walks? Lunch outings? Dinners at home?
✨What are your fears approaching the change and how will you work through those?
💻You can learn all of these things and much more to prep for pregnancy, birth and postpartum in the on-demand courses for doula support, guidance and education every step of the way. Master bundle for those 0-40 weeks. End of pregnancy bundle for those 20 weeks and over.