I’ve created so many resources over the years that I sometimes forget about some. I got an email today reminding me about this one I wrote back in 2003, with two other educators (Tawnya Ostrer and Jamie Olson)… I looked back and, you know, it’s pretty good! So, I updated it, and will share it here.
This is a handout to be used in a childbirth education class or with doula clients, which encourages expectant parents to plan ahead for practical support, emotional support, and peer support. It also includes a letter that they can give to friends or family members who ask how they can help.
Postpartum Support and Sanity Savers – Word (you are welcome to edit the document to substitute your local resources for the Seattle area resources I list. Otherwise, please use as written, with copyright info intact.)
And here’s a related handout to help them plan for a division of labor after birth: Baby Care Plan