6. Not having extra help
In Mexico and Latin America it is common to have extra help, maids are really affordable and usually a part of every household, more so when there are kids. It is also usual to have family to aid in the first months of the newborn life. Living in the US having these services is a luxury that only few families can afford. Most Hispanic women were used to have extra help for this reason, on the survey this topic was mentioned as one of the most difficult.
Based on the statistics, the market for Spanish coaching is huge, now looking at the growth rate of births per year by Hispanic women we can have a clear idea on how developing programs and practices around new mom coaching would be helpful for both parts, coaches will have a new niche and moms will have guidance through a very challenging and rewarding stage of their life.
What’s out there?
There are many coaches who offer coaching for new moms, these coaches offer great programs and insights to help moms in this beautiful stage “motherhood,” however no one offers coaching in Spanish. How Coaching can support the Hispanic new mom The coach act as a partner for the new mom encouraging their clients to find themselves in this new stage of life, acknowledging them for all their achievements in being a new mom, helping them to find time to take care of themselves. The coach can help the new mom to put in perspective their new role, helping them find their strength and empowerment to use their wisdom to make good decisions. The coach will guide the new mom on finding transformation and personal growth through all the challenges they will face in this stage.
The coach will help the new mom to find her values and then prioritize her activities according to her values; the tendency is to live through the values of society and this practice doesn’t always serve, by helping the new mom identify her own values and prioritize she will be able to get rid of all the things that are not serving her. If the new mom faces the decision to stay at home or go back to work, prioritizing and bringing reality to the subject will be a tool that the coach will help her get to find closure and make good decisions about this matter.
Helping the new mom find enough time to take care of her so she can take care of others better without the guilt, creating a safe space for them to know that in order to be a great mom, she needs to feel great about herself and about her life. The coach will guide the client to make self-care a part of the new mom daily experience.
The coach will work with the new mom on accepting her new body and image, the coach will emphasize to the new mom that this stage is part of a transition, it took her 40 weeks to achieve this figure and give the gift of live, so it won’t be something that is going to take place in a couple of weeks. The coach will help the new mom to make an action plan to recover her body and image in a time that is both comfortable and realistic. Self acceptance is a feeling that will bring peace to many other challenges and situations, self acceptance empowers the new mom creating an atmosphere where the new mom is comfortable and happy. Self acceptance will teach the new mom to accept her mistakes and to forgive herself and release all the feelings that are not serving her.
Create her new sexy
Recovering her confidence and her body will take some time, the changes she experienced were so vast that there’s a new person now, the coach can guide the new mom to create a new version of herself, helping her embrace all those changes and find ways and time for herself and her husband for intimacy, and be able to still have a life between them besides their new role as parents.
Deciding to stay at home or go back to work
In the Latin American culture, as I mentioned previously, staying at home with the kids is an important part of our family values and culture, sometimes new moms don’t have the choice. The coach can help the new mom deal with this feeling of guilt and reframe her perspective on how by going back to work the new mom will still provide a safe environment for her baby. For other moms leaving work might be their issue, the coach will help the new mom focus on the importance of her choice at this specific moment and provide her with acknowledgment and empowerment for taking a job that is more demanding than any other.