When you're pregnant, you spend a lot of time preparing for the baby to come. You make sure you have things to clothe them, feed them, bathe them and so much more. But what about you, mama? You need to be taken care of too! So let me help you make the transition of bringing baby home a little easier on you!
An online class designed for you to learn at your own pace, with the ability to go back to each section as you need. Take your time going through each of the 10 sections for a realistic and well-rounded view of the fourth trimester.
Bonus resources including grocery lists, meal prepping, registry lists and more!
Partner Tips sprinkled throughout the so that your partner and support people know exactly how they can help make the postpartum days more manageable for you!
Perinatal Mood Disorder information to educate and understand what emotions are normal in the fourth trimester, and what emotions may be cause for additional support.
The logistics of how to prepare for your day to day life throughout the fourth trimester.
Your Physical Space Learn how you can prepare your physical space to have everything you need at an arms reach at any time.
Healing A day-by-day roadmap of the first 3 weeks postpartum, so you know exactly what to expect.
Hormonal Shifts Just like in pregnancy, your body is going through so many hormone shifts in the postpartum phase too. Learn what they are. and how you can help manage them. Support In the fourth trimester, the support you give yourself and receive from others is so important.
Sleep Learn some tangible tips and tricks on how to catch some Z's in the newborn phase.
Visitors It's important so set boundaries and ask for the help you need most when you're ready to welcome visitors.
Movement Whenever you feel ready to get moving again, it's important to do so safely.
Kitchen Meal prepping, grocery lists and easy recipes to best nourish yourself postpartum.
Back to Work How to prepare when you or your partner return to work.
Perinatal Mood Disorders Know the signs and symptoms of different mood disorders so you know how to respond appropriately.
A Look inside the course:
After taking the course you will:
Know the standard care procedures in the immediate postpartum phase at your place of delivery.
Have a roadmap of how you can expect to feel, physically and mentally, in the first three weeks of your fourth trimester.
Have a well-rounded registry, complete with necessary recovery items for YOU, as well as items for your baby.
Be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of perinatal mood disorders and have the resources to get additional help if needed.
Feel confident communicating with your partner and support people to be sure that your basic needs are being met.
Know how to responsibly get back into pre-pregnancy movement and activity.
Know what is normal in recovery verses what may need immediate attention.
Establish clear boundaries with visitors, and have go-to statements of accepting or declining visits.
Know the value of preparing your physical space to optimize rest + healing in the fourth trimester.
Have a community of other moms for support in pregnancy and motherhood.
Feel supported and encouraged by your doula educator as you enter parenthood.
The postpartum period isn't talked about enough. Women who are pregnant go above and beyond to prepare for the arrival of their baby, but rarely do they prepare themselves for the reality of the fourth trimester.
With this course, you'll know what to expect in the postpartum period, how to communicate your needs to your partner and support people, and how to best prepare your physical space for an easier transition home with baby.
Postpartum Prep offers the information, support and resources you need for a fourth trimester that optimizes your support and recovery.