Do you throw them out or do you make lemonade?
Postpartum Period Analogy…
If you chose to throw them out, the opportunity to taste them is gone. I believe that men and women will figure the “what it means to be a parent” thing out. Some parents may take longer than others to figure it out and some will have it down quickly, but eventually you will get there! You may feel prepared because you have read all the books, gone to all the classes, babysat, helped with your siblings and asked all the right questions. However, remember that babies don’t come with a “how to” manual or a schedule. Learning about babies is more “hands on” and intuition not “book reading”. There will be highs and lows, laughter, tears and utter exhaustion but you will make it all on your own!
If you chose to make lemonade, you need a few ingredients! Your postpartum doula brings the water to keep you hydrated and the sugar to keep you sweet. You can do “parenting” by yourself, but wouldn’t you prefer a professional who comes to your home to educate, support, listen, encourage and make lemonade for you? Postpartum doulas bring a sense of calm and knowledge with them to allow parents time to transition, relax and learn at their own pace. They come to you with no judgments and are there to share in the highs and lows, laugh with you, give you hugs and high fives, dry your tears and hold the baby so you can get some much needed sleep.
You owe it to yourself! The choice is yours! Don’t throw away the opportunity to enjoy this special time with your little one in a calm and relaxed environment while you build confidence in yourself.
When you are ready, give me a call and I’ll make the lemonade!
I am a registered nurse, postpartum doula and lactation educator with 16+ years of experience working with families. My passion is to help YOU discover YOUR niche as YOU begin YOUR