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Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast


May 8, 2019

In today’s episode, Darcy and Taylor talk about how you can manage sleep deprivation as a new parent. All babies have different sleep preferences and habits and it takes a while to understand them. During postpartum, most parents find it hard to catch up on missed sleep. Sleep deprivation can be debilitating and create another layer of challenges during the postpartum time period. Fortunately, with the help of postpartum planning, asking for help from friends and family, and learning more about the ins-and-outs of sleep, we can all reclaim our rest and better serve our babies and our bodies.

 

Taylor and Darcy talk about how important sleep is for parents and baby, share tips on maximizing sleep time, and offer ideas for encouraging baby to sleep.  

 

Key Takeaway: Sleep is the restorative time that new parents need to heal and reenergize after giving birth. Planning for postpartum and understanding baby sleep patterns can help maximize sleep time during these early days.

 

Highlights:

 

  • Baby sleep is in 2/3 hour increments
  • Unrealistic expectations of postpartum
  • Sleep deprivation will affect mood drastically
  • Sleep deprivation causes your body to produce adrenaline/cortisol which fuels anxiety
  • Sleep directly affects milk supply
  • Entertaining visitors postpartum
  • How can I encourage a baby to sleep?
  • New moms might have to rework their schedules to fit baby’s schedule
  • Options for where baby can sleep
  • Darcy’s Sleep Classes
  • Share your sleep stories on social media!

 

Your Birth Your Worth Podcast

Website: https://www.yourbirthyourworthpodcast.com/

 

Darcy Sauers

Website: http://www.thedouladarcy.com/

https://www.thirdtrimesterthrive.com/

Blog: http://www.thedouladarcy.com/blog/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedouladarcy/

 

Taylor Davis

Website: http://yourvbacdoula.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylordavisdoula/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourvbacjourney/