When you become a mom, you may find yourself wondering, “Why didn’t anyone tell me about this beforehand?” That is exactly what Andrea Madril, founder of Sunflower Motherhood thought after she had a baby.
Sunflower Motherhood is a company that helps new and expecting moms with pre and postnatal care packages that support physical and mental healing throughout their recovery period, and In this episode, you’ll find out what you should really expect in those first few days of motherhood and what you can do to prepare for this season of life.
We chat about how to support yourself and other mamas in their postpartum period and share all of the things that we wish we would’ve known but no one told us about becoming a mom.
What’s In This Episode:
- How first-time moms are blindsided after childbirth
- How your identity changes when you become a mother
- What Sunflower Motherhood offers for new moms
- Why it’s not commonplace to talk about how hard it is to become a mom
- Not knowing what to expect with motherhood
- Preparing yourself for postpartum
- Shifting the conversation from the baby to the mother
- The mental and emotional parts of postpartum they wish they would’ve known about
- What changes they experienced in their relationships and sex postpartum
- The changes in your relationship with yourself
Check Out Our 20-Minute Version of This Episode With Our “Busy Mom’s Guide To What Nobody Tells You About Postpartum”
More About The Founder of Sunflower Motherhood:
Through Andrea’s postpartum reflections and conversations with other mothers, she found that there isn’t as much focus on mom after having a baby as there should be. While she couldn’t have prepared for the emotional experience as it’s different for everyone, she could have been more prepared for the physical aspects of recovery. She created this company to give other mamas what she wished she had and to make mom care a bigger part of the newborn baby culture.
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Quotes We Love From Andrea Madril:
“It is so weird that you go into the hospital as a pregnant person and you leave a mom, and then that’s pretty much all anyone sees you as.”
“Motherhood is something so powerful it can transcend any difference between two women.”
“Every experience is so different.”