A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of Mommy Meditations: Life After Birth, a CD developed for new moms that encourages them to meditate and refocus on their own well-being.
The creator of Mommy Meditations is Dr. Kerri Parks, an ObGyn and a mother to four children. Dr. Parks had battled postpartum after losing her husband in a car accident just days before having her 4th child. With a combination of medical help and meditative practices, she was able to overcome her depression and is now trying to help other women with Mommy Meditations.
Personally, I think this is a fabulous idea. It is so hard for new moms to recenter themselves after birth. Life simply does not stop. Setting aside the time to listen to something like this CD is probably one of the best things I could have done to help in my own recovery. So many moms don’t allow themselves the time to relax, even when baby is finally napping. There is just always something to do!
I plan on buying this for my next pregnancy in an effort to get myself to slow down and have some moments of clarity! Wouldn’t that be nice?
You can check it out on the Mommy Meditations website and read more about Dr. Parks’ story.