As mothers we rarely get time to reflect on who we are and what we are doing postpartum. But as Linda Finlay describes, reflective practice is ‘learning through and from experience towards gaining new insights of self and practice’. Reflection leads to self awareness, evaluation leads to evolution, and writing leads to creative release.
Reflective practice works both ways; thinking retrospectively about your birth or even just your day, and as a strategy for planning for the future. So, with this in mind, a daily reflective practice can teach you about yourself, your baby and lay the emotional foundation for a lifetime of parenthood.
Our reflective practice takes form in writing down past experience, daily gratitudes and planning for the future. Our doula Thando teaches you how to plan for your postpartum period and how to create compassionate boundaries to protect your and your baby’s health. Meg also teaches you how to journal so you can express your feelings safely and release them from your mind. And we also have an eye-opening conversation with our GP Beth about the 6 week check, empowering you to make it work for you and your baby.