At baby showers, expecting moms receive the essentials to care for their child. But what about the basics to care for herself as she recovers from having a baby and adapts to a new lifestyle? Pregnancy, labor and delivery stories are commonly shared, but how often are we asking how a mama is recovering, physically and emotionally? Even as integral parts of a mother's healing, these subjects are usually saved for safe and intimate settings.
Sunflower Motherhood™ shines a light on moms. Our mission is to make a mother's wellness a bigger part of newborn baby culture. One care package at a time, we want to take care of mama on the wild ride of motherhood. We believe the practice of self care and maternal wellness go hand in hand and ultimately lead to better care for baby.
it's time we make
recovery & wellness
a bigger part of
newborn baby culture.
I could not wait to become a mom. Throughout my pregnancy, I remained pretty zen, reminding myself that I could get through anything and that I was made for this. But after a difficult labor and delivery, my physical and mental states prevented me from accessing those mantras once I was home. With a new baby and a fragile mind and body, I used the limited materials the hospital gave me to care for myself. Still in extreme pain and discomfort, I searched online to see if there were additional items that would soothe me in some way. Thanks to overnight shipping I slowly found relief with different products. I wondered why the other moms in my life and I hadn't known about these items. And I wished I already had all of these goods at home, since the hours spent searching and waiting for relief should have been time spent with my precious newborn. Through my postpartum reflections and conversations with other mothers, I found that there isn't as much focus on mom after having a baby as there should be. While I couldn't have prepared for the emotional experience as it's different for everyone, I could have been more prepared for the physical aspects of recovery. I created this company to give other mamas what I wished I had and to make mom care a bigger part of newborn baby culture.