The postpartum period can be a time of surprising transitions. Consider our suggestions for easing into your new routine with a new baby.
Creative Things to Do Postpartum
"When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."
Take a meditation class.
Enroll in Mommy and Me yoga classes.
Take a baby swimming class.
Take baby signing classes.
Take infant massage classes and massage your baby every day.
ActivitiesAttend La Leche League meetings.
Take nature walks with baby in sling or backpack.
Organize a Mothering the Mother support group, for meals, etc.
Get a massage.
Go on a date.
Join or form a playgroup.
HealingTake an herb bath with leftover herbs from birth kit.
Make placenta tincture.
Hire a postpartum doula.
Commemorate and CelebrateHold a ceremonial burial of the placenta.
Plant a tree to commemorate baby’s arrival.
Make placenta prints.
Shape and dry cord for decoration.
Celebrate monthly milestones for the whole family.
Journal about the birth and postpartum period.