5-5-5 Rule for Postpartum: A Guideline for Partners

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Supporting your partner after they’ve given birth is crucial. Be there to provide emotional support, help with household tasks, and ensure they have time for self-care as they navigate the challenges and joys of the postpartum period.


The 5-5-5 guideline for postpartum care is a helpful tool to remind and encourage new parents to prioritize rest and recovery during the early weeks after childbirth. This guideline will help you plan and track as you support your partner.

In general, the 5-5-5 guideline suggests spending the first five days in bed, the next five days on the bed, and the final five days near the bed. This gradual approach allows for increased mobility and activity as the postpartum period progresses, promoting physical and emotional well-being. However, it’s important to note that postpartum care should be personalized to individual needs, and consulting with a healthcare provider for guidance is essential.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Tracking Sheet
  • Days 1-5: In Bed
  • Days 6-10: On Bed
  • Days 11-15: Near Bed
  • Postpartum Snack Ideas
  • Grocery List
  • Older Children
  • Reflection
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    In response to the incredible feedback and tremendous support from our expanding network of parents, we have made the decision to transition our product focus from supporting parents working from home to a product that  caters to postpartum mothers. The insights and experiences shared by our users have highlighted the unique challenges and needs that arise during this transformative phase.

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