Read the two articles (Goddess Myth and What Postpartum Care Looks Like Around the World, and Why the U.S. Is Missing the Mark)
Answer the following questions:
1. What challenges are women/birthing persons in the US having during the postpartum period? What contributes to these challenges?
2. Was there any information in the articles that surprised you?
3. Do you know anyone who had a difficult time during their postpartum period with coping, mood, self-care, baby care or feeding? What kind of support did they get if any? Was it appropriate, or lacking?
4. What is the role of nurses in preparing Post-partum patients prior to birth and in the first 6 weeks post-birth and beyond?