What Does A New Mother Need?


A new mother needs:

  • Nutritious Meals

  • Sleep and Rest

  • Help With Chores

  • Love and Kindness

Remember to:

  • Listen and offer support without judgement.

  • Every Mom's journey is unique.


Nutritious Meals


Mom's body is recovering from pregnancy and birth and she may be making milk too. Make sure she has plenty of healthy food and water (freeze in advance, meal train and help from family and friends).


Sleep and Rest


These first few months are dedicated to getting to know baby and to recovering from pregnancy, birth and lack of sleep. Find creative ways to make certain Mom is getting good sleep at night and adequate rest during the day (take turns at nights, hire a postpartum doula)


Help With Chores


Mom's time is best caring for herself and her baby. Someone else should take over laundry, cleaning and cooking. Make her life easier.


Love and Kindness


Mom's body and soul have undergone tremendous change. Ask how she's feeling. If she's suffering, offer support without judgement. Help her get breaks from parenting, find someone to talk to and support her in going to yoga, taking a walk, getting a massage, or going for a doctor visit. Tell Mom what a beautiful job she's doing and tell her it's not shameful to struggle. She needs to feel safe and loved.


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