The Birthful Podcast: Episode #9
In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about getting the help you need for after the baby is born. You know the saying about how “it takes a village….” It’s because life with a newborn is much harder than you think! How much support will you need, and how can you go about getting it? To find out, I’ll be talking with Kristy Zadrozny.
Show Notes: what we talked about!
Building your village
The third day: “with the tears comes the milk”
How long will I need help?
Why everyone should take care of mom, not the other way around
“Sleep when the baby sleeps, clean when the baby cleans”
How to ask for help
What’s “good help”?
Tips and tricks for planning ahead
Setting visiting hours
Repeat after me: “It’s ok to not be ok. It’s ok to need help.”
That baby knows your voice!
The problems of parental leave
Alienation as a postpartum depression trigger
Giving yourself permission to be taken care of
Super helpful links we mentioned during the show:
KellyMom.com: for evidence-based lactation support with a killer search engine
Jack Newman’s breastfeeding videos: see the difference between good drinking and nibbling