Navigating Postpartum (3/21/12)

Postpartum is an area of life where our culture has dropped the ball. Most new mamas are unprepared for the sleep deprivation, hormonal shifts, and demands of newborn care while their own bodies are in recovery.

Beth Salerno, Dar a Luz Leader, will be sharing her expertise as a Certified Postpartum Doula and mother of three.

We'll map out typical Postpartum Pitfalls and discuss how to bypass or overcome them. This is a great topic for your partner, mother or mother-in-law--anyone who will be helping you after the baby.

Wednesday, March 21
Belmar Library
517 Tenth Ave.
Belmar, NJ 07719

As always, our meetings are FREE and all women, babies and children are welcome. (& for some topics, like this one, we extend the invite to partners and dads, too!)

After years of caring for babies and children, it was my own Postpartum shock that inspired my training as Doula. There was such a disconnect between what I desperately needed and what I received. My baby was depending on me for round-the-clock feeding and care, and I didn't know how to ask for help.

Nine years later, my doula work often feels like that of a Sherpa. I carry my own brand of gear and oxygen (wraps and baby carriers, food and drink for mamas, and usually several loads of laundry).