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Sun, Dec 17



Building Your Postpartum Support Village!

Postpartum is the period immediately following childbirth, typically lasting up to six weeks. During this time, a birthing person's body goes through physical and emotional changes as it recovers from pregnancy and childbirth. It is also when a new parent adjusts to caring for their newborn and may

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Building Your Postpartum Support Village!
Building Your Postpartum Support Village!

Time & Location

Dec 17, 2023, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Lancaster, 23 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA


About the event

Donna Thornton,

She is a homeschooling mom of ten children, with three still at home. Her mission is to uplift, teach, and encourage postpartum parents. Donna believes that when birthing people are adequately cared for after giving birth, the world becomes a safer and more loving place for all of us. Donna is the host of her podcast, “Postpartum Talks.”

Rae Johnson-Bundy,

Is a Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator, Educator of Infant Massage, Birth and Postpartum Doula Trainer, Doula Mentor, and owner of Doula Right Thing Services, LLC. Rae is an advocate for all birthing families, including BIPOC AND LGBTQ+ families.

The importance of having a postpartum plan before the baby is born. It is essential to have a plan for postpartum before the baby is born because the postpartum period can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. Having a plan can help new parents feel prepared and supported. Some reasons why having a postpartum plan is essential include:

1. Recovery: Giving birth is a significant physical event that can take time to recover. Having a plan can help new parents prioritize rest and self-care postpartum.

2. Breastfeeding: If a new parent plans to breastfeed, having a plan can help ensure they have the resources and support to establish and maintain a successful breastfeeding relationship with their baby.

3. Mental health: The postpartum period can be a time of heightened emotional vulnerability, and new parents may experience a range of emotions, from joy to anxiety to sadness. Having a plan in place can help new parents identify potential sources of support and seek help if needed.

4. Practical considerations: There are many practical considerations to consider during the postpartum period, such as arranging for help with household chores and meals and planning for childcare if the new parent returns to work. Having a plan can help new parents manage these logistics more smoothly. Overall, having a plan for postpartum can help new parents feel more confident and supported during this critical transition.

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