Welcome to the Why Postnatal Recovery Matters course

A course to revolutionise the postpartum

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Why the postnatal recovery matters course?

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Why this course?


What is in the course?


Why am I the right instructor?


Every culture has or used to have a period of at least a month after birth during which a new mother was nurtured, given special foods and massages, and encouraged to rest and recuperate from growing and birth a whole new person. 

How did we lose this custom? It used to be part of Western culture too in living memory.

Many mothers suffer needlessly in a culture that no longer knows how to support their needs.

This course is for you if you want to have a nurturing and restful postpartum, or if you want to help others have one.

You will learn about what we used to have, why what we have isn’t working, and how the support boils down to the four simple pillars, which are easy to recreate even in a culture that doesn’t support the postpartum

You will dive deep into your own beliefs, how you acquired them, and how they compare to the new knowledge.

You will learn how to write a postnatal recovery plan, and why it’s essential to prepare ahead of time

You will learn why hiring help, and in particular a doula, can make all the difference between a stressful and a restful postpartum.

You will even learn how to prepare for every eventuality, even the unexpected.

By the end of this course, you will feel confident and armed with all the tools your need to have the postpartum recovery you deserve. One that places you firmly at the centre and meets your needs.

After completing this course you will have:

  • Learnt about traditional postpartum wisdom, and why we need it back
  • Gained a solid understanding of why preparing for the postpartum is essential
  • Learnt about your own beliefs and needs for the postpartum.
  • Learnt about the 4 pillars of the postpartum: Social support, rest, food and bodywork, and how to make them work for you
  • Learnt why hiring help, in particular a doula, can be a game changer
  • Written a postnatal recovery plan
  • Learnt about preparing for every eventuality, including the unexpected

By the end of this course, you will feel confident and armed with all the tools your need to have the postpartum recovery you deserve, one that places the new mother firmly at the centre.

What makes this course unique?

Because of Sophie’s background, this course is developed with a unique mix of science and traditions
This course is made especially for the internet, to make sure you will be able to apply the techniques correctly in real life

About the instructor

An experienced birth and postnatal doula and doula mentor, Sophie also holds a degree in antenatal education and spent 6 years teaching antenatal courses for the NCT. She is also a babywearing instructor and tutor, and a Reiki and Reiki Drum practitioner and Teacher. She has been facilitating various workshops for birthworkers since 2012. Prior to retraining to support new parents, she spent 20 years working as a biology research scientist and has a PhD in Physiology of Reproduction. She brings a unique mix of science and traditions to her teaching, and is the author of the book Why postnatal recovery matters. Sophie knows how to package and transmit information in a way that allows students to learn easily and enjoyably.

What does the course include?

  • The course is divided in 11 bite size Modules
    • Introduction
    • History
    • What we are missing
    • Social support
    • Rest
    • Food
    • Bodywork
    • Hiring help
    • Postnatal recovery plan
    • Special circumstances
    • Conclusion
  • A mix of text, pictures, videos, and questionnaires for optimal learning, and to investigate your own beliefs and revisit them as your go through the course
  • A course that has been developed with 85 early adopters
  • Access to a private Facebook community for ongoing support


I think the course is great. I like how it is set out – can dip into whichever topic a person wants to know about – doesn’t necessarily need to be completed in order and easy to go back sections and find information again. The module on pregnancy/ baby loss personally resonated with me as it’s something that I too have experienced – thought it was spot on and it made me smile as I too got great comfort from having my tummy wrapped / having a closing of the bones ceremony of sorts by a friend.

Tanya Waterhouse, perinatal practitioner

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