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Who's in Your Circle of Support?

Updated: May 21

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Who's in Your Circle of Support?

When it comes to having a baby, new parents can always use support in one way or another, and rightfully so! Newborns are exhausting! Precious, but exhausting and as the weeks pass it becomes easier in some ways while more difficult in others. And so, it continues with each passing month, stage, and year!

Having a Circle of Support Is So Important

Why? Well, we were never meant to do this alone. Biologically humans have been helping raise other humans in groups for many generations. That's an entire other blog for another day. The point is humans need other humans in their circle of support as they become parents and navigate the intricacies of life with children. Breastfeeding is best learned when we are surrounded by others who breastfeed. Seeing all the different ways and challenges helps us know that we are not alone in our struggles and what to expect, what to do if we face certain challenges, etc.

So, What Is a Circle of Support?

Essentially your circle of support is who will show their support and how they will show their support after your baby is born. Who do you want closest to you right after you have your baby? Who do you want to help you with certain tasks? Do you want your neighbors to help you if you need assistance in the bathroom? Do you want your husband to take care of errands? Or would you rather a neighbor run an errand and your husband to help you in the bathroom? Is your neighbor not able to drive and would be better suited to bring you some meals or give your fur baby extra love?

All of these things and more can be worked out using our Circle of Support printable! Free for you to print at the bottom of this blog! The Circle of Support printable is included in our 34 Page, Welcome Packet & Postpartum Planning Guide that our clients receive complimentary when they welcome us onto their home team!

Planning for the Fourth Trimester is the Key to a Better Experience

Unlike a birth plan, a postpartum plan allows you to plan for all the things you know will happen. You know your toddler has music class on Tuesday at 11 a.m., you know you have to go to your dermatology appointment on the 5th at 1 p.m., you know Spot needs to see the vet in the next month to renew his meds. You also know a messy playroom and dirty dishes will drive you up the wall. Enter the Postpartum Plan!

Okay Liz, But What About the Unexpected Things?

Sure, you'll have things come up that are unexpected for sure. Cars break down, air conditioners stop working, breastfeeding doesn't go as planned, sure, BUT if everything else is in order, you have the support and the resources the unexpected is handled in a way to ensure everything else doesn't implode around you.

The Jax Baby Company is Here to Help You Rock Your Fourth Trimester

The fourth trimester or postpartum period is the time immediately following the birth of your baby up until around your baby's first birthday, some studies are showing it can last longer. We work with families who have easy/hard births, who adopt/give birth, who birth their babies via vaginally/cesarean, who breast/bottle feed, who work from home/work out of town, those with one baby and those with older babies at home. We provide nights, days, live-in, and travel support! Since 2013 we have worked to hone our skills and continue to educate ourselves and stay up to date on all things mother-baby-fourth trimester related. When you hire us, you are hiring the best of the best! Our past clients are happy to speak to you and our Google and Facebook reviews speak for themselves!

Get Your Circle of Support Printable Here

Circle of Support
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Authored by Elizabeth Luke

Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of The Jacksonville Baby Company. With certifications in Postpartum and Infant Care Support, Childbirth and Newborn Care Education, Lactation Support, and Infant Sleep, Elizabeth is a wealth of knowledge and has a heart for helping parents live their best lives while also ensuring their children are safe, happy, and leading the healthiest lives possible! Contact us today for day, night, and live-in support! 


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