This Nest Building Plan can help you and your partner prepare for your baby’s best start. Share this plan with your care providers so they can support you and your family too.
Their time in a tummy is a baby’s most intensive period of growth, but for you and your partner, it’s likely to be the first few months after they arrive into your arms and you and your partner are adjusting to your new roles - and new lives as parents
While there’s a lot of focus on parenting, there’s something really, really important for parents to know about. It’s called parentHOOD. Expecting parents deserve more preparation for parenthood, and new parents more support and direction through those early weeks and months of family.
Parenthood is often described as a journey - but we’re here to tell you that along with all the good stuff, some days can feel more like a wild expedition than a walk in the park! This is why it’s important for you and your partner to prepare yourselves for the most common challenges.
Have you or your partner been more irritable, moody or withdrawn since the birth of your baby? You might be dealing with dad’s Postpartum or Postnatal Depression. Yes, it’s a thing. Thankfully, there’s plenty of help out there.
The proverb may well go that it takes a village to raise a child. But comedian Ali Wong was far more blunt when she said of mothers groups in her Netflix special Hard Knock Wife, "When you're a new mum on maternity leave it's like The Walking Dead … you've just gotta hook up with a crew to survive."
Learn more about Counselor Carol Peat and her Becoming Us journey.
We truly are a global village.