Postpartum is not the first 6 weeks after baby. It’s the first 6 years.
And how you experience this monumental life change will shape your life
Literally, your healing (or lack thereof) will affect your menopause.
(Sit with that for a minute.)
It also shapes the way your baby and children experience life.
When you aren’t well, you connect to them differently. You also shape
their experiences with love and connection to others. Their
understanding of life, and how to cope with challenges, will be greatly
determined by you.
Let’s not forget partners. Divorce rates are highest in the first year
after birth. Their initiation into parenthood is influenced by you.
In other words, your wellness is incredibly important. Not just for you
but for your entire family. For your community. For the world.
Illness and trauma may have happened to you without your permission. But only you can control your journey to healing.