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Reframing self-care: it’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity


This video, created by KidCareCanada, discusses how a “good” mother takes care of herself so she can take care of her child. Self-care is not a luxury, it is a necessity.  New parents may need help with baby care in order to have time to care for themselves. Self-care can be as basic as remembering to eat nourishing food, drink plenty of water, and take deep breaths.  Getting enough sleep, a minimum of six hours over a 24-hour period, is often crucial.  Exercise, relaxation, and time to connect with others and seek support are also important self-care tools for new parents.



Barbara Komar, Registered Nurse, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Michal Regev, Psychologist, PhD

Debbie Reid, Registered Dietitian

Dr. Stefanie Green, Maternity Physician

Kathryn Eagleheart, Birthing and Postpartum Doula

Julia Dascalescu, R. TCMP (FABORM)

Dr. Pamela Nicholls, Physician and Yoga Instructor

 Duration: 6:49

©KidCareCanada Society and posted with their permission, http://kidcarecanada.org/category/hugs-brighter-future-educational-program/postpartum-depression