Arianna is a maternal health consultant who works with women to create a smooth and personalized transition into motherhood. She is a maternal health researcher and social worker by training, with expertise in postpartum planning and social support during early motherhood. She is deeply committed to providing support for new mothers as they enter into the postpartum period and beyond. Women often focus so heavily on fertility and “getting pregnant” that many women don’t spend too much time considering what the postpartum period might be like once the baby arrives!
In today’s show we talk about what happens after the baby arrives, why it’s important to build support networks, transitioning back to work postpartum, and much more.
Topics discussed in today’s episode
- Why is it important for women to consider the postpartum period when they are trying to conceive
- What exactly is a maternal health consultant?
- Why is it important for women to set up support networks for the postpartum period?
- The importance of nutrition for breastfeeding moms
- Why are some women more prone to postpartum depression?
- What is postpartum psychosis?
- Is a woman’s level of support connected to the likelihood of her suffering from postpartum depression?
- How to line up the support you’ll need in advance if you’re pregnant now
- How to organize your social calendar in the postpartum period
- How to manage the transition back to work after newly becoming a mother
- How to handle “mommy guilt”
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic