Preparing Clients for the Identity Shift to Motherhood. It’s More Than Making Strong Coffee and Learning Basic Baby Care!
Becoming a mother is about more than learning how to change diapers and make really strong coffee: it’s about becoming a different person. Doulas have traditionally offered pragmatic postpartum support, but, with the increasing prevalence of postpartum mood disorders, we must become skilled in supporting women through the deeper identity shift of motherhood. In this session, you will learn more about the process of matrescence and learn skills that you can apply to your practice.