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who we are

Navigating Parenthood and the Navigating Postpartum school were created by Shari— a semi-crunchy mom with a passion for supporting and healing the whole family before birth, in postpartum, and years after birth.

The postpartum prep & healing programs began after I ended up in the ER with my second birth. I trained as a postpartum doula to learn more, and from there, I became a mother raoster, infant massage instructor, and lactation educator because I don't want another mom to spend the day in the ER going through intrusive test after test when she could have been informed instead. I don't want another mom to suffer silently for over 6 years before learning they have PMAD and they're not alone.

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our philosophy

Families shouldn't feel isolated and alone in psotpartum. We want to eliminate the "I wish I knew" club and create an "Empowered Parents" club isntead. When new (and new again) parents are supported during their transition from expecting & birth to postpartum, the whole family succeeds on the long-haul journey.

kind words

Wonderful Way to Connect with Baby

I highly recommend the baby/infant massage class! It is a wonderful way to connect with your baby while learning comforting techniques and helpful ways to treat gas and colic. Shari is a FANTASTIC teacher, I really like how easily she presents the information. —Maria M.
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2020-07-22T18:03:00-07:00
I highly recommend the baby/infant massage class! It is a wonderful way to connect with your baby while learning comforting techniques and helpful ways to treat gas and colic. Shari is a FANTASTIC teacher, I really like how easily she presents the information. —Maria M.

Saved My Sanity

This baby massage class saved my sanity many nights. I learned techniques to help calm my baby down — especially when she is gassy. You even learn to ask your baby permission to touch them and they learn that no one can touch them unless asked. Shari has nothing but love and respect for her clients. To me, it's a priceless gift you give your child. I had serious postpartum depression and trouble bonding with my child. This helped me through that and I am forever thankful. This was my 3rd baby and I didn't have it with the others so the feelings were new to me and I didn't know or understand why I couldn't bond with my child. I used her techniques to help me bond and bring joy back to my life. — Lisa C.
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2020-07-22T18:04:10-07:00
This baby massage class saved my sanity many nights. I learned techniques to help calm my baby down — especially when she is gassy. You even learn to ask your baby permission to touch them and they learn that no one can touch them unless asked. Shari has nothing but love and respect for her clients. To me, it's a priceless gift you give your child. I had serious postpartum depression and trouble bonding with my child. This helped me through that and I am forever thankful. This was my 3rd baby and I didn't have it with the others so the feelings were new to me and I didn't know or understand why I couldn't bond with my child. I used her techniques to help me bond and bring joy back to my life. — Lisa C.

Found Confidence as a Mother

Shari was amazing as a postpartum doula and infant massage instructor and her overall support helped me find a greater sense of confidence in my role as a mother. I met her when my baby was around 2 months old and as a new parent, I wish I had known about her and her services while I was still expecting. — Jennifer M.
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2020-07-22T18:08:05-07:00
Shari was amazing as a postpartum doula and infant massage instructor and her overall support helped me find a greater sense of confidence in my role as a mother. I met her when my baby was around 2 months old and as a new parent, I wish I had known about her and her services while I was still expecting. — Jennifer M.
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what we offer

Classes

We educate and support parents so they can feel empowered on their journey. Choose from Postpartum Prep (expecting parents), Postpartum Healing (postpartum families), and Infant Massage and Communication (any stage).

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Content

Read real stories from moms who "have been there." Browse gift ideas, tips, reviews, and home interior inspo. Our content is meant for parents who are navigating how to be Earth-concious and practice gentle parenting.

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Services

From event creation and consulting/coaching to mother roaster and postpartum doula support, we have a wide range of both in-person and virtual services .

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