How to prepare for the postpartum
Why preparing for a restful and nurturing time after the birth of your baby is as important as preparing for the birth
A webinar for professionals and parents who want to learn how to prepare ahead so that the postpartum is a restful and nurturing time
Today in the Western world, most new mothers cope alone with the demands of a new baby, without any support. They struggle, and wonder what’s wrong with them as it seems that everyone else is coping better than they are.
This isn’t normal. All around the world, there is, or used to be, a tradition of looking after new mothers for about a month after birth, a period of rest during which the new mothers were supported by their community, encouraged to rest, fed nutritious postpartum food, and given postpartum massages.
I have created a blueprint to encourage a return to a period of rest and nurture after birth, which is feasible within our modern world.
What does the webinar contain?
- Traditional postpartum wisdom, and why we need it back
- Why preparing for the postpartum is essential
- The 4 pillars of the postpartum: Social support, rest, food and bodywork
- Why hiring help, in particular a doula, can be a game changer
- Why writing a postnatal recovery plan is essential
- Preparing for every eventuality, including the unexpected
In the class I also tell you about my newly updated online course on preparing for the postpartum, and other postnatal nurture courses.
Who is this class for?
This class is for birth professionals and for families who want to learn how to to prepare for the postpartum.
What makes this class special?
I have a unique blend of scientific, theoretical and practical experience. I was a biology research scientist for 20 year prior to reconverting to being a perinatal educator in 2010. I have worked as a birth and postnatal doula for 10 years. I am the author of a book called Why Postnatal recovery Matters, published by Pinter and Martin.
About the instructor
Having worked as a doula from 2012 to 2022, I also have a diploma in antenatal education and spent several years teaching live antenatal classes for the NCT. I have been facilitating live workshops for birth professionals for over ten years. I know how present information in a way that is entertaining, easy to follow, and which allows students to learn easily and enjoyably, as well as apply what they have learnt in the class.
Prior to being a perinatal educator, I gained a PhD in Physiology of Reproduction and spent 20 years working as a biology research scientist.
How do I purchase the recording of the Webinar?
Any questions, let me know.