FFP 268 | Postpartum Planning | What Really Happens After Birth | Adriana Lozada

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Adriana’s background is multi-layered and multi-cultural. A former print and online editor from Venezuela, the birth of her daughter sparked her passion for being a birth advocate. With over 12 years of experience, Adriana is a certified advanced birth doula, postpartum educator, healthy sleep consultant, and bestselling author. Adriana is also the host of the Birthful Podcast, where she talks to amazing, knowledgeable, and passionate birth professionals every week, to help new and expectant parents inform their intuition. This is part of her quest to help expectant parents everywhere get birth and postpartum ready.

In today’s episode we have a candid conversation about the postpartum period from what it really looks like to how to prepare for it!

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Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What inspired Adriana to jump into the birthing world
  • What is the official role of a Doula
  • The difference between a doula and a midwife
  • The benefits of birth doulas and postpartum doulas
  • The importance of postpartum education
  • The idea of motherhood postpartum vs. the reality of those first few weeks
  • The toll the first few weeks of postpartum life can take on a new mother
  • The importance of a new mother to rest, recover and discover
  • Benefits of establishing a postpartum plan
  • Embracing the change and having grace during that change
  • Communicating with your partner and sharing the mental load
  • How the “super woman” idea causes unnecessary stressors and pressure on mothers
  • Don’t forget to breathe!
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

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