I took a really nice childbirth education class before I had my daughter. It was incredibly helpful for labor discomfort, understanding common medical interventions, and the actual physical act of birth. But while all that was great, the only mention of postpartum was that I should snuggle my baby and lay around for 2 weeks after birth… (And to be honest, as a very active pregnant woman, this sounded like my worst nightmare).
And so when those first two weeks postpartum were up, and I was still exhausted emotionally and physically from birth and caring for this sweet tiny human, I didn’t know what to do. I didn't know what I needed. And I didn’t know who to call or if I even needed to call someone. I felt isolated.