Today I enjoyed chatting with Carole Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC. Carole has devoted her career to infant and pregnancy care, and worked for many years as a delivery nurse, including at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She founded and runs Boston Baby Nurse, a home health agency offering specialized support to families with babies. She lives outside Boston.
In her episode we chat about:
· Her work as a labor and delivery nurse and how that played a role in her birth and postpartum stories
· How she came to start Boston Baby Nurse and what services they offer
· Why she decided to write Newborn 101 and what readers can expect to get out of it – it’s like a pocket Postpartum nurse for you to take home!
· The importance of trusting your instincts during the postpartum period and avoiding getting too caught up in the fear-based perspective of Google searching
· Slowing down during the early postpartum weeks
· Lowering our expectations of our postpartum bodies.
· And so much more!
This episode of the postpartum podcast is sponsored by Aeroflow Breastpumps. Aeroflow helps you navigate qualifying for a breast pump through your insurance. Just because its covered, doesn’t mean it’s easy. Let Aeroflow handle the bureaucracy so that you can enjoy your baby. Go to aeroflowbreastpumps.com/postpartum to learn more.
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