29 – Postpartum planning and getting the support you need with Naomi Chrisoulakis

Are you pregnant? Or wanting to support someone close to you who is? Then look no further than today’s episode. There is so much emphasis on the pregnancy and everything that baby needs once they arrive, but what about the mother? In this huge time of transition and change it is VITAL that we focus our attention back on mum’s needs – not just when they arise, but before baby is even here. And our beautiful guest Naomi Chrisoulakis has all the wisdom on how we can do this.

Naomi is a postpartum doula and cook who lives with her husband and two children in the Illawarra region of NSW. She believes every woman deserves a postpartum period that’s restful, rejuvenating and respectful of the massive transition into motherhood – and we couldn’t agree more!

In this podcast we cover:

  • Why it is important to plan for the postpartum period

  • Practical strategies to get prepared and when we should be implementing them

  • Supporting our mental health and protection boundaries in the postpartum period

  • How to safeguard our relationship and get on the same page with our partner

  • How we can navigate boundaries and asking for help with our family and friends, as well as who you might want to have around in the early days postpartum

  • and so much more!

Naomi is such a passionate advocate for women in the postpartum period, and has many incredible offerings and resources to guide and support you along the way. Not to mention her delicious lactation cookies… because one handed snacks while holding a baby are life!


Listen to Episode 29 HERE

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