As a mother of two, I know the fragility and rawness of postpartum. I also know how important it is for new mothers to take care of themselves physically and emotionally during this stage. It’s also important to plan for support during postpartum. Because, in my opinion, it’s a stage that not enough families prepare for.
I’m chatting with Caitlin Simpson, a perinatal social worker and postpartum cook in Houston, TX, in this episode. Through her business, Dish Doula, she supports new mothers’ physical and emotional health with the power of good food. She creates specialty postpartum food and products and delivers them every week in the Houston area.
With services like Caitlin’s, I think communities could have a better and healthier start to parenthood. This is why I’m thrilled to discuss the postpartum period with her. We’re talking about what women need to know and prepare for, as well as what foods they should have in their fridge and freezer for optimal healing and wellness.
One of my favorite things Caitlin said was, “We teach people how to treat us. And when you ask for help, you show people that you are strong and that you have confidence in yourself. When we ask for help, we give other women or other people that we are asking the freedom to ask us in return. We then get the privilege of taking care of one another.”
Here are the resources that Caitlin and I mentioned during this episode:
- Book: Baby 411
- Book: The First 40 Days
- Podcast: Tales from the 4th Trimester
- Doula Resources: DONA or CAPPA or DoulaMatch.net
- Postpartum Care Plan Template
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