The Omugwo Experience - Episode 6


Omugwo is the Igbo word that describes the practice of when a woman's mother or mother-in-law comes to help her out after she's given birth. For a period of time, postpartum care is showered on the new mum and her child(ren) and it's important to manage expectations. Potential issues that may arise are which grandmother gets to come first, what is expected by all parties, possible disagreements, etc. In this episode, I talk a little bit about what the Omugwo experience is like, and how to overcome or deal with the aforementioned issues.