Congratulations, mama! You created a life, you birthed a life, and now what do you do?! Can you believe that the hospital let you take this baby home without a how-to guide? Can you believe that your baby isn’t the only one wearing diapers? Oh, how life changes in an instant.
While I was pregnant, I appreciated the unfiltered advice I received from my sister, mother, and dear friends. This was the advice from people that kept it real. The “you may poop on the delivery table, you might have hemorrhoids, you might bleed from your nipples” type of advice that gave me a realistic view of what to expect in the fourth trimester. So here I am, hoping that I can give you the keeping it real older sister advice to help you navigate all things postpartum. Here are the postpartum essentials that were game changers when it came to my fourth trimester recovery.