CONGRATULATIONS on your new bundle of joy! You are about to embark upon one of your greatest joys and biggest sacrifices of a lifetime. Cater to Mom is here to help you on the path to your successful journey with all the necessary tools. Thank you in advance for your interest in our products and services.
Let me tell you a little about why I started this company. When I had my first baby, I remember leaving the hospital with a bag full of baby products and helpful resources on how to take care of the little one. We got home, got the baby settled and within a few hours my body began to ache. I was swollen everywhere and leaking all over the place. I went to look in the hospital bag to see what I should do to take care of myself. To my surprise and chagrin, the only thing I could find was a squirt bottle and some fishnet underwear. There were absolutely no instructions on how to care for the mom, and I had absolutely no clue what to do.
Twelve years later, history repeated itself. I had my second child. We went home with the same bag full of baby products. My personal bag included the squirt bottle, the same fishnet underwear and a pack of maternity pads. I found a few things online to help with my recovery, but I simply had to wing it for the second time and hope for the best. Sadly, I was still in pain after two months postpartum. I knew something was wrong. I went back to my doctor and found out the incision made during my delivery did not heal properly. This necessitated corrective surgery, and the healing process started all over again.
Things happen. A thorough exit briefing by hospital staff on expectations and proper care for my body may have prevented the two additional months it took to recover. Moms need time to heal physically and mentally. Many moms suffer from depressions during the postpartum period. It is often one of the most challenging times for new moms. Especially if it is the first baby. Strangely, it seemed to me that no one wanted to talk about it. I found that people guard any information that would help a new mom as though it has top-secret status. My own experience led me to want to help moms, so I asked myself, “How can I cater to moms?” You already know!
At Cater to Mom, we operate from these Core Values:
- Every Mom Deserves Tender Love and Care, too.
- Moms Postpartum Recovery is a High Priority.
- We Never Compromise health and wellness when it comes to postpartum care.
- You will Always Have and Understand Your Choices. Whether you are looking for a familiar product brand, want to try something new or greener and more natural, you can be confident that Cater to Mom will help you make choices that you can trust for yourself and your family.
We are poised and ready to serve you and your beautiful newborn.
Marsha Stephanson, Founder
Cater to Mom