Beyond Birth Postpartum Planning Sessions are for you if you are feeling anxious about the changes that being a mother will bring.
These sessions will help you deal with the physical, emotional, and social changes of parenthood, leaving you confident that you will thrive as a mother.
The confidence that you gain with me helping you to prepare for postpartum allows you to enjoy a safe, supportive, calm postpartum period that will benefit you and your baby both now and in the future.
- You will trust yourself as the expert in this situation.
You will know that you are informed, prepared, capable of making considered decisions, and able to serve as an advocate for your baby and for yourself.
- You will feel in control, able to make choices that meet your needs as well as your baby’s
- You will feel composed, ready to embrace mothering a newborn so that you can enjoy your postpartum experience.
- You will feel confident dealing with the profound changes that occur after birth so that you can more quickly adjust to this new way of being.
- You will feel connected not only to your baby but also to yourself. You will know what you need to do to care for yourself while you are also caring for another.
- You won’t feel alone. You will come to realise that your new normal is in fact very normal!
Why is this time so important?
After many weeks of pregnancy and many hours of labour, postpartum arrives. This six week period is a time of amazing intensity and massive adjustment…you and your baby are establishing a relationship, rhythms, routines, and ways of being in the world.
The postpartum period is also referred to as the fourth trimester. That terminology is intentional and important. It is vital that you extend yourself the same considerations that you did over the first three trimesters…listening to your body, caring for yourself, establishing nourishing and nurturing habits.
In other places around the world, postpartum is a period of healing and adjustment. For the first forty days, the surrounding community relieves the new mother of her responsibilities…they provide her with traditional meals, facilitate rest, allow the time and the space for her to be slowly initiated into her new role – that of a thriving mother.
How do the Beyond Birth Postpartum Planning Sessions work?
I draw from these time honoured postpartum practices to ensure that your body, mind, and sense of self recover from birth.
In a modern sense, I work with you to put a plan in place that will move you from feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of motherhood to feeling calm, confident, and in control.
We sit down together (either in person if you are in Brisbane or virtually if you are elsewhere) and come up with practical ways you can have a positive postpartum.
Just like you plan for birth and begin to visualise what you want your birth experience to look like and to feel like, you also need to plan for postpartum.
We will get you thinking about the possibilities of what your everyday will look like and feel like and set some intentions for your experience.
We will look at your resources and come up with a concrete plan to ensure you feel fully supported.
These might be strategies around setting boundaries or asking for help.
Or it might be coming up with a calendar for the first forty days outlining which one of your crew is available which day and some suggestions for things they can do to support you.
It might be ideas for micro self care..a daily ritual, or time with your first born, or reading while you feed, something that feels personally satisfying.
And of course we can talk about your hopes, your fears, breastfeeding, your own nourishment, communicating with your partner, and the emotions involved with welcoming a baby.
Once we chat, it becomes easier to see what your postpartum needs are and then I will email you a postpartum plan that will have you feeling prepared and positive.
These plans are personalised and so look different for every new mother, but there are commonalities.
- Feeding the family
- Breastfeeding support
- Settling and sleeping
- Connecting to yourself.
- Connecting to your partner
- Asking for help while maintaining healthy boundaries
- Acknowledging that you always have choices
This is absolutely for you if you want the guidance of someone who has been exactly where you are now…pregnant, overwhelmed, overjoyed at the prospect of having a baby but unsure of what life will look like once that baby is in her arms.
I already know you will invest in giving your baby the best start. I am sure your nursery is already filling up with baby monitors, baby swings, and baby carriers.
But you deserve the best start too.
Ask yourself how you want motherhood to feel.
Know that overwhelm, stress, and exhaustion do not have to be a part of your transition to motherhood.
Imagine leaving hospital and coming home to a safe, supportive, healing environment where even though things may be clumsy, confusing, and imperfect, you still feel good. You feel in control. And you feel like you are thriving as a mother.
A 90 minute session either in person or online via Zoom where we get clear on your wants and needs (and don’t wants and don’t needs).
A postpartum plan that gets emailed to you within a week of our chat.
A lactation pack delivered or mailed to you once your baby is born.
The opportunity for follow up sessions either before or after your baby has arrived.
The initial 90 minute session is $199.00 (that includes your lactation pack).
Ready to make a plan that enables you to feel supported and prepared?
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