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Planning Ahead for a Supported Postpartum Window

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“Conscious Care provides an avenue to give you the tools to trust yourself, and confidence to know that you are the best caregiver" - Andrea Luzitano

Andrea Luzitano in is the founder of Upon Arrival and mother to 4, serving the Plymouth county of Massachusetts. She is a Postpartum Doula Support and offers Family Education Services, serving the Plymouth county of Massachusetts and surrounding areas.

Today on the Sacred Window Studies Podcast we talked about the importance of planning for the postpartum time. Andrea is based in the United States where postpartum care is culturally limited. We spoke about the importance of postpartum planning covering aspects of emotional support to logistic support, such as assigning tasks, gathering support and directing support people. Andrea went into depth about what new postpartum caregivers should know and essential tips to support a successful postpartum time. As a postpartum caregiver it is important to know how to stick to basic information, allowing things to be as simple and digestible as possible. We spoke about how to do this while also providing thorough care.

Today on Sacred Window Podcast:

  • Importance of postpartum planning
  • How to create basic framework for a postpartum plan
  • Society's responsibility
  • Key planning points
  • How to ask for help
  • Mental wellness and preparing relationships
  • How to gather, assign, and direct support
  • Tips for new postpartum caregivers
  • Herbal support
  • Building a toolkit

Podcast Transcript

Podcast Transcript

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Instagram: @uponarrivaldoula

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