A Postpartum Plan is a detailed outline of how you will get the rest, support, and care you need when your baby comes.

The Build Your Nest postpartum planning workbook includes important information AND a personalized planning process.

Hi, I’m Kestrel.
I’m a mother and postpartum educator on the Oregon coast. I wrote the Build Your Nest postpartum planning workbook because I believe that all families should have the information they need to make a postpartum plan that is right for them.

We are in a new era.

We are reclaiming birth and postpartum. We are working towards the surviving and thriving for all mothers + birthing people.

We want maternal health equity, body autonomy, respect, care, and community.

We look to the wisdom of traditional postpartum practices.

We know that parenting is important work.

And we know that the postpartum time matters.

My clients are loving the workbook.

Hospital Family Transitional Planner

This is the book for mothers; all mothers.

Courtney Jareckiauthor of Homebirth Cesarean

This book is fantastic.

Keli GarzaPeristeam Hydrotherapy Institute

“I wish I could hand every pregnant mama two books, Ancient Map for Modern Birth by Pam England and this workbook by Kestrel Gates. The whole world would be better for it.”

Amazon customer

“As an acupuncturist specializing in pregnancy care, I recommend this book to all my expecting clients.

acupuncturist in California

This was a lifesaver and it is AMAZING!!! I now give a copy to every pregnant mama I know, perfect, unexpected baby shower gift!!!!

twin mom of 3

This workbook is a valuable tool for all postpartum families.

Sue Skinner CNM, CFNPNurse Midwife

The workbook provides a wonderful framework for planning for the postpartum period. The workbook respects that families come in all shapes and sizes and that every birth and parenting experience will be unique.

Melissa Cole MS, IBCLC, RLCLactation Consultant

It is wonderful to have a comprehensive tool like this that can help families experience more ease and support in the postpartum period.

Silke Akerson CPM, LPMMidwife