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An ancient Chinese treatment that restores balance to your body through the use of needles and herbs, acupuncture can be used during postpartum to help you feel more energized and focused. As a new mom, it's common to feel anxious, scattered, and fatigued...all at the same time. Babies are tough work! An acupuncturist can help reset your body and mind by targeting specific meridians in your body.
A birth doula is like having a personal cheerleader who provides emotional and physical support during labor; she can also be an advocate for your birth preferences and a great encouragement to your partner!
Chiropractic care provides pain relief through manual adjustments. In other words, they help work out all the kinks! From postural changes and altered body mechanics to upper body and neck pain (hello, breastfeeding!), they help you get back to doing the activities you love.
Specifically trained to support women or couples that are trying to conceive, fertility coaches are a lifeline of calm and encouragement who help counsel you through decisions during the fertility process.
Positive, lasting changes are yours with a health coach. Dedicated to addressing your wellbeing, health, hormones, and balance holistically, they’re a huge help to new moms looking for practical and sustainable solutions to adjusting to a new normal. From meal planning to grocery shopping to finding time for yourself, they show you tips and tricks to make healthy actually happen!
Breastfeeding may be natural, but it often feels anything but! Lactation counselors and consultants are trained to help moms around all things breastfeeding (like how much to feed and when)—and can even do at-home visits. Are you transitioning to formula or want to learn how to start pumping? They can help with that too!
Becoming a parent hugely changes your priorities. If you’re having a tough time determining your personal or professional goals after baby—and how to reach them—a life coach (also called a motherhood or career coach depending on the subspecialty) can help you find yourself again. They can help you navigate career decisions, like if and when to return to work, and give practical steps to take to feel more focused in the pursuit of whatever path sets your soul on fire.
If you’re in need of a good night’s sleep (and what new parent isn’t?), a newborn care specialist, sometimes called a night nurse, is your answer. She’ll build your confidence in newborn tasks like feeding and diaper changing—and care for your babe all night while you catch some zzz’s. This is especially helpful for parents with multiples who need an extra set of hands.
These professional baby whisperers capture and keepsake important milestones on your path through motherhood: the sweet days with your newborn, and you and yours at that special 6-month and 12-month mark. If you're already wondering who is going to capture the "cake smash," look no further.
Developing good eating habits and knowing what’s best to eat, especially if you're recovering from birth and nursing can be tricky. A nutritionist will offer specialized plans and tips based on your specific needs and dietary preferences. They can also help you make the best decisions for your baby when they transition to solids.
If your pelvic floor feels weak or you’ve experienced trauma after birth, you’re not alone! A specialist can help address issues surrounding your pelvic floor and core. From restrengthening muscles, to resolving diastasis recti or prolapse, to helping you prevent complications after a c-section, they can help you regain confidence down there.
For postpartum-friendly workouts, look no further than a perinatal fitness instructor. Specially trained in the limitations and modifications for women in transition, you’ll feel strong and safe as you regain strength and mobility to keep up with your growing babe.
A massage not only promotes a calm mindset, it also helps new moms actually relax—and could even assist in postpartum healing. Massage therapists help relieve sore muscles from breastfeeding or from too much snuggling...in sometimes awkward positions. Plus, some even teach infant massage to promote bonding and make for a happier babe! Good news, right?
Sometimes you just need an objective opinion to work through anxiety, worry, and relationship issues. Therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists are a wonderful way to help you nurture your mental health and address the challenges of postpartum and through parenthood. Baby blues, anxiety, or something more? They can help you find equilibrium so you feel more assured in your new role.
Beginning life with a newborn can be incredibly daunting. Luckily, postpartum doulas are trained to teach and support new parents (and brothers or sisters!) by preparing nourishing meals, doing light housework (laundry, dishes!), and caring for the mother so you can take better care of baby.
A gentle, Japanese form of energetic healing, reiki restores the flow of vital life-force energy to optimize function, support deep relaxation, and bring harmony over body, mind, and spirit. When life with a newborn makes your spiritual energy feel stagnant and your mental energy feel scattered, reiki practitioners can help you find center again.
Sleep with a newborn is unpredictable and disruptive. As they start to find some sort of rhythym, it can be helpful to get them started on a more predictable sleep schedule with healthy sleep habits. A sleep consultant is someone who literally teaches your baby how to nap and sleep through consultations with you. Dreamy, right?