Going through pregnancy, labour and delivery demands a lot from a woman - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
From the time we see that double line on the pregnancy test, many women spend hundreds of hours finding the right antenatal care providers. We read all the books, ask all the questions, and buy or borrow all the things we think a newborn baby needs
By the way, they mainly just need you, your boobs if you're breastfeeding / bottle if not, and your body warmth.
What we often fail to prepare ourselves for is what comes after the baby is born:
the months (and in some cases years) we spend recovering from this massive life event.
Our recovery from childbirth. The all important but under-acknowledged postpartum. And the desperate need we have, both as individuals and as a society, to nourish the mother during this time more than any other.