What Postpartum Support Looks Like

Mother and baby in postpartum care

What will postpartum support look like for me? This is a common question that I get from potential clients who want to understand how they can be supported and have their needs met during the postpartum period. Postpartum support will look different for each individual family and their needs, but there is a basic overview of what it could be seen.

Prenatally: Postpartum support, if possible, will begin before the birth of the baby. Meeting with clients before the baby is born to get to know them more and their desires for their postpartum period are beneficial to provide support more effectively from the beginning. I prefer to meet at least once with the mother/family to be able to form a relationship with the family and to get a better understanding of what their life is like and their hopes for the postpartum period.