After my son was born and came home from the NICU, I was consumed with guilt - as so many preemie moms are. I felt like my body and I had let him down, forcing him to struggle and fight for his life instead of protecting him until the very end.
What that translated to was me feeling like I had to do all.the.things to make up for not being able to stay pregnant. I felt like it was my responsibility to do it all and to do it all by myself.
That led to burn out, more health problems for me and a feeling of just wanting to survive this period.
I had no idea that even I, a mother who spent months in the NICU and was on lockdown for years after my son came home, could have a Postpartum Dream Team to help ease the transition to parenting at home with a brand new micropreemie.
Boy do I wish someone had told me this sooner and that's why I'm sharing these bits of gold with you today!
How Hannah became passionate with helping mothers transition into motherhood, whether they're a first time mom or a fourth time mom
The key players to include on your Postpartum Dream Team (even if your baby is in the NICU)
Why a Postpartum Dream Team sounds luxurious but is not a luxury (it's a must have) for all women after having a baby
How to ask for help without feeling bad or guilty
What she tells moms who feel like they want to wait to see if they actually need a dream team before they set one up
What to do if you don't have the budget to hire a dream team
Why a dream team is critical to helping you heal emotionally and physically after delivery (no matter when your baby was born)
Why even Super Moms need a dream team to help them with baby postpartum
You deserve support to help you be the best mom to your miracle!
Resources from the show...
Visit Hannah Chelsey's website at The Baby Maven
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
Get your copy of Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy (Read Now)
Postpartum healing support to help you overcome guilt, grief and trauma so you can enjoy the life you fought so hard for (Learn more)
There's value in asking for help when you need it. (Tweet that!)
You will survive this but you deserve to thrive. (Tweet that!)
About the Guest
Hannah Chelsey, founder of The Baby Maven, is a Pregnancy Mentor & New Parent Coach. Hannah works with first-time mamas to help them navigate the transition into new parenthood do that they feel supported and successful as a parent. From baby gear to birthing, swaddling to soothing, diapering to daily duties and burping to bathing, Hannah brings a wealth of knowledge and a sense of confidence to brand new mamas. With her humor, patience and unwavering love of newborns, Hannah is the must-have accessory during pregnancy and new parenthood for all first-time mamas.
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