Postpartum Lying-In Plan

Postpartum Lying In

Earth Mama’s Lying-In Plan for Postpartum Recovery

Earth Mama’s Free Lying-In Plan was created to help guide expectant mamas through thinking about their own healing, and to make the most of the postpartum rest time they have. Whether you have a few days, a week, or a month, prepare to make the most of your postpartum lying-in period so you can do the most important thing once baby arrives: heal and bond.

What is Lying-in?

Traditionally, "Lying-in" is the period of time for a postpartum mama to bond with her newborn, as well as rest and heal. During this time, let someone else take care of visitors, cooking, laundry and entertaining the toddler. Earth Mama encourages a modern Lying-In, where we acknowledge the realities and expectations of a modern mama with the realities of a healing postpartum body and the expectations of a brand-new baby. 

How to use this lying-in plan: Answer each of these questions to help you think through how you’d like to be able to spend your postpartum recovery and what preparations you need to make for that to happen. Then, click “submit” and a copy of your lying-in plan will be sent to your email.

We’ve found that some mamas like to share this with their partners, friends, and families, so everyone can be on the same page. In case you missed it, we have a free birth plan template, too. 

Note: By completing Earth Mama’s Lying-in and/or Birth Plan tools, you are giving us permission to email the plan to you, along with other Earth Mama email communication. Please be sure to check your SPAM folder or add as an approved sender to your account. Want to become an Earth Mama VIP (it’s fun, promise)? Join us here!