This doesn't get enough airtime (but we're changing that)

The importance of preparation cannot be overstated.

Is that any truer than when you’re bringing a tiny human into the world?

Yet aside from putting together a registry and submitting a birth plan, we’re counseled very little on preparing for one of the weightiest seasons of the human experience.

Life after birth.

As Lisa says on today’s episode of the Fertility Friday Podcast, “Nothing will steal more nutrients from your body than a baby. You will never come out of pregnancy with more in the bank, so to speak, nutrient-wise, than you did going in.”

If you don’t have a plan for replenishing that nutrient bank, or repairing all the tissue damaged in the gargantuan process of growing and birthing a baby, then you’re going to face one of life’s biggest events at a serious disadvantage.

Which makes an already challenging season exponentially harder.

Postpartum care—the support we provide every new mom in the critical six weeks after birth—doesn’t get much airtime. But we at P2P are changing that.

I sat down with Lisa at Fertility Friday to chat about shifting the paradigm around modern postpartum care.

Tune in to today’s episode and learn…

  • what foods give your body “a warm hug on the inside” and why that’s so important
  • why your skin needs fat just as much as your gut does
  • how to rest and receive after birth
  • why postnatal massage is not pampering
  • the single most important thing your newborn requires for growth and well-being (it’s rather basic but so commonly overlooked)
  • a new definition of “supermom” that has nothing to do with doing it all
  • similarities between The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the transition to motherhood
  • why being radically mom-centric in a baby-centric culture is the key to our collective future

This episode isn’t just for expectant or new moms. It presents a transformative new—yet very old—perspective not only on childbearing but also on community in general.

So share the episode with your community—the friends, family members, colleagues, neighbors, and significant folks in your life.

Then share with us what information from the interview you found most meaningful.

To postpartum planning and a new paradigm that supports moms first and foremost, together we are “Preparing to Parent: Growing Families with Purpose…on Purpose.”

P.S. Don’t miss today’s episode of the Fertility Friday Podcast, where we talked about postpartum care and so much more. Tune in here or listen on iTunes


Stacy Claxton, a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and Educator, and Perinatal Specialist, is one half of the dynamic duo behind Preparing to Parent, where she and her identical twin, Erin, are “growing families with purpose…on purpose.” This passionate sister pair loves caring for the tender and vulnerable bodies, minds, and souls of new beings and new moms and wielding words with impact on their holistic health blog. Join their family for free recipes and more.


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