Bleary eyed, and exhausted while breastfeeding the baby during a particularly rough night, Sharmin decided she truly needed to care for her body in order to be present and functioning for her baby. She dove into articles, interviews, and researches about care for the postpartum body, but was left with the often-staid axiom of taking the same old prenatals even though her body had completely changed. Her body was now the food source for her little one, as well as being a physical entity of her own. So how can the same prenatal support all of that? In truth, it cannot.
Being pregnant with your first child is not only euphoric, but also fraught with stress and anxiety. Add to that a global pandemic of the novel COVID-19 outbreak, and you’re left with extreme concern for yourself and the yet to be earth-side baby. This is what our founder, Sharmin Karim, faced during her very first pregnancy. Sharmin was able to navigate this new terrain of social distancing, masking, and facing restrictive precautions with the help of her prenatal care team, family, and friends. However, post-pregnancy, the support naturally shifted towards baby care, and she was left feeling ambiguous about the way to support her postpartum body.