Ensure that motherhood is all you hoped it would be with The Positive Postpartum Program!
Options for this program include a workbook and a self paced online course (which includes the workbook as part of the course).
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Here is a review from Cate in Brisbane.
“I thought the program was spectacular. It was really refreshing to have a resource completely dedicated to mothers during the postpartum period.
Throughout pregnancy the vast majority of discussions I have had about postpartum were about what to expect from the baby and how to take care of a baby. Antenatal classes mention third day baby blues and resources for PND, but it’s not that helpful without going into a bit more detail. Our OB is very good about asking questions about what kind of support we have and what our community here in Brisbane looks like, but there’s only so much that can be covered in OB appointments.
Anyways, that’s all to say that I found it very helpful. It is reassuring to know how common many postpartum challenges are, but then also to have someone give you some tactics for handling them, or go into more depth about them, rather than just saying they exist and leaving it at that.
The things I liked most that really stuck with me from the program were talking about what needs to be normalized in postpartum – conflicting feelings, not loving everything about motherhood, dealing with an identity shift. And that ties into discussing how you may never be finished with becoming a mother and that the identity of “mother” can happen very slowly, not necessarily immediately after the baby is out.
The other bit that really stuck with me was the discussion about the “should trap” and letting go of expectations we have for what we should be accomplishing.
I also really liked how much Caitlin advocates for planning and discussion prior to birth. Like talking about tipping points while you and your partner are still in a more rational and less emotionally charged headspace. Or discussing (prior to birth) what you can do that will decrease major stressors when you’re in the thick of it.
The other thing I would mention is that the postpartum workbook is amazing. It is SO helpful for my partner and I to look through together – honestly, working through it makes me feel so much calmer.”