Feeling Great Postpartum with Arianna Taboada


Many mamas are shocked by just how much life changes postpartum – not only does your body feel different, but life looks very different with baby in tow. How can you prepare for these changes – and enjoy them when they happen? Arianna and I cover those questions and more in today's podcast.

Topics We Discuss in This Podcast:

  • Why it's vital to talk about – and hear about – the transition to motherhood
  • Why your health is not only important, but vital to the longterm health of your child
  • Common challenges postpartum mamas are facing
  • What you can do now to prepare for the postpartum transition
  • Social and community support systems to identify in your community
  • What we, as a society, can do to create support for new moms
  • How to know if what you're feeling is “baby blues” or something deeper
  • How to safeguard your mental health…
  • …and how to find someone if you need to reach out for help
  • Arianna's best advice for a pregnant or new mama (you don't want to miss this one!)

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Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

  • Postpartum Planning Workbook: Get Arianna's workbook on making postpartum as smooth as possible
  • Postpartum Warmline to call – this is a line dedicated to helping you find support wheverever you are. It's specifically devoted to helping women struggling postpartum.
  • If you need emergency support, call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (The National Suicide Prevention Hotline)

(NOTE: Want a Perfect Birth Plan Template? Use this template and step-by-step videos to write a birth plan that gets your birth team on your side for a beautiful birth experience! Get the kit here.)

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website NaturalBirthandBabyCare.com and helping families through her online childbirth class MamaBabyBirthing.com

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