In our fast paced world, more and more families are moving away from their hometowns, college towns and beyond. Gone are the days of families staying in one location as they grow. We are seeing a continued growth in families who are moving during difficult times in their lives including pregnancy, newly postpartum and other such circumstances.
Many women who move during their pregnancy feel very stressed of what's to come. There's a comfort in knowing that you will see the same OB or midwife practice throughout your pregnancy and postpartum period and it can be very stressful to change that at a moments notice. Forming that trusting bond with a care provider can take a while and when you don't have anyone's past experience to fall back on, it can be hard to know where to go from here. I've outlined three steps to take to have a healthier move while pregnant or newly postpartum.