Today’s episode features a compassionate and unfiltered conversation with Summer Innanen and Liz Libby about tending to postpartum needs. In this special episode, we share personal stories and professional insight about how to care for yourself that are particularly important for birth parents mucking through the thick of postpartum time but are widely applicable to anyone who wants to nourish their body and spirit.
Tune in to hear us explore…
- figuring out (and doing!) the bare minimum of what you need to feel like a human on a daily basis
- asking for help BEFORE you’re at your breaking point
- postpartum mood disorders, loneliness, and the darkness of the first 100 days
- why “bouncing back” is bullshit – and not just as it relates to your body
- navigating fears around when you are going to feel like yourself again
Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in body image, body positivity, self-worth, and confidence. She helps women all over the world to stop living behind the numbers on their scales through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com. She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix and host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms.
Liz Libby is a mom who just wants to drink her coffee while it’s still hot. She loves dark chocolate, the smell of old books, and dogs who like to snuggle. Oh, and her kids. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Lactation Counselor, she has helped hundreds of nursing parents meet their breastfeeding goals both in the hospital and in private practice. Together with the marvelous doula Lindsay Miller, she supports new and expectant parents on their journey, helping them to empower themselves and guiding them with evidence-based information along the way. Liz and Lindsay deliver (see what we did there?) prenatal classes, birth support, postpartum care, and breastfeeding support, all with nonjudgment and an irreverent sense of humor. When she’s not working with new and expectant moms, Liz can usually be found upcycling clothes, reading YA novels, or answering the question ‘why’ for the seven millionth time.
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