When you’re expecting, there’s a lot of excitement around your growing belly, possible baby names, and picking out clothes & decor. But when it comes to caring for mom during this big transition— or the family as a whole unit — we really fall short in the United States.
We have baby fairs, baby showers, pregnancy baby trackers, baby groups, and birth plans, but not enough that goes over the emotional and physical changes experienced by the whole family once baby arrives.
Instead, new parents are flooded with information about life after baby from friends, family, doctors, and random people on the internet. Some of the info is good, some of it outdated or inaccurate opinion. Either way, it’s overwhelming for new families to navigate everything said to them as they figure out their new life, and hard to know what to listen to and what to ignore!
If any of this sounds like a dream, I want you to know that it’s 100% possible for you. And I know that, because I’ve been exactly where you are now and have created a proven system to help you achieve an informed, calm postpartum.
Unsure about who to call or what to do if X, Y or Z happens.
Knowing which contact to reach out to from your own Resources guide, and the tools that may be able to help in the meantime.
Having tunnel vision about life after baby.
Communicating calmly & openly with your partner, family, or friends about needs and expectations.
Totally unaware of what you need to plan for postpartum and feeling anxious about the whole experience.
Having everything planned out for a stress-free early postpartum— an extensive lying-in plan, easy meals prepped, care kits and nursing areas set up, and home ready for a nurturing postpartum period.
The “I wish I knew” club is too crowded. It’s time for parents to feel nurtured, informed and prepared to achieve a calm postpartum.
It’s more than a program, it’s tools, resources and community. Complete Postpartum Prep includes a family group, resources, and a step-by-step guide to setting up your postpartum home.
And it allows you to help another family experience a better postpartum too. I’m donating 15% of every complete purchase to the nonprofit Black Mamas Matter to help lower the birth & postpartum mortality rate.
By the end of the program, you’ll…
No more struggling. No more worrying. No more wasting time.
You know that emergency care kit you have at home in case of a disaster? This is the virtual toolkit that is going to get you through this huge life transition. Use these tools while expecting and keep them on-hand for after birth.
In module one, you’re going to learn:
In this section of the program, you’ll go through a whole course focused on preparing your home for early postpartum.
In module two, you’re going to learn:
We’ve got you covered from the inside out. This section covers nutrition, body image, changes to expect, and so much more.
In module three, you’re going to learn:
It’s not always easy to ask for help or say what you really need, but this communication is super important. In this section of the program, you’ll learn how to share your needs, listen to others, and let go of relationships that are not serving you during this life change.
In module four, you’re going to learn:
Yep, you read that right! Rachael from Hey Baby Sleep is sharing everything your family should know about baby sleep before you deliver. This is an important part of The Complete Postpartum Guide because newborn sleep affects families a lot.
In module five, you’re going to learn:
Chances are you’ve already taken a breastfeeding class through your hospital or midwife so this section is a light refresher with some fun facts.
In module six, you’re going to learn:
The Wellbeing Guide is the last section of Complete Postpartum Prep before moving on to the Postpartum Healing Program. Why? It can be the most difficult part of the program. In this section, you’ll dig deep and unearth a lot of emotions.
In module seven, you’re going to learn:
With so many amazing contributors, resources, and downloads, I guarantee that you’re going to love this program so I want you to feel confidant in your purchase.
If within 10 days of launch you don’t feel that you’ve gotten at least one helpful takeaway from Complete Postpartum Prep, please reach out. Your feedback is valuable.
Though this is a digital product, I’m happy to refund you within 10 days of launch if you’re not happy.
You will receive your refund ASAP and your enrollment and bonuses will be cancelled. But membership in the program’s Facebook community is my gift to you.
Mama to three, postpartum doula, mother roaster, infant massage instructor, lactation educator, and content creator at Navigating Parenthood.
Postpartum became my passion in 2017 because of my second kiddo, R — I learned about postpartum depression & anxiety (and that I also had it with my pregnancy 6 years earlier) and spent a full day in the ER because I wasn’t given all the info about what to expect in postpartum.
But it shouldn’t take 6 years of internal struggle and failed help to finally put a name to what you’re going through so it can be properly addressed.
And you shouldn’t have to spend your first day after discharge in the ER with your nursing newborn while the MDs run multiple tests because you weren’t informed about possible postpartum symptoms before birth. After all, like birth, every postpartum is different.
You deserve the information and tools to know what to expect from postpartum ahead of time. And I’m here to help.
If any of these sound like you, keep reading, because you’re exactly where you need to be.
Once the program launches, you’ll receive emails as content is added in weekly, then you’ll have anytime access to the program content so that you can start and stop any section of the program whenever you’d like. The program is made up of mixed media to deliver the information — talking videos, demo videos, worksheets, downloads, and audio recordings.
One of my favorite aspects of the program is the community — chat with other expecting moms and join LIVE conversations.
Childbirth classes focus on pregnancy and getting to your desired birth experience. They are incredibly important on your journey, but barely touch on postpartum if at all. Newborn 101 and Lactation Education classes also tend to skim the surface because those programs have a different focus. But this program can get into the nitty gritty with a more content because you’re going through it at your own pace from home. It focuses on mom and family, not just the ideal of having a baby.
As a frugal mama myself, I’ve done everything I can to make this program affordable to families while also including all the info you need to prepare — making it comparable to programs that cost nearly $400+ at half the price.
On top of the lower cost of this program, I’ve included a 15% donation to the nonprofit, Black Mamas Matter, amazing bonuses to the first 100 enrollees (plus shipping of physical bonuses) who stay enrolled past 10 days and FSA options to help. Why? Because you deserve to get the tools to rock postpartum without dipping into your car repair fund, grocery budget or rent.
We’re all just trying to navigating this journey called parenthood. Families come in all shapes and sizes —that’s why the word “parenthood” in my logo has so many different colors! When creating the Postpartum Prep program, I took to heart that not all moms have a partner, or are married, or are in a male-female relationship.
Though the traditional “mom and dad” or “husband and wife” terms will be used by myself and contributing program experts on occasion, we also try to use words like “partner” and to be inclusive of all situations within program content.
If you do have a spouse/partner, I encourage you to do this program with them — this is a whole family journey as much as it is one of the newborn mother and her baby. Everyone is going through a transition and period of change. It’s best if you learn and grow together.
Thank you for trusting us with this pivotal time in your life.
If you checkout using Stripe with your card, you can use your FSA/HSA to purchase this program.
I can also create a certificate of completion for you to send to your FSA/HSA to attempt reimbursement after program completion. I do not contact insurance or your FSA/HSA.
Right now, I’m offering a bunch of pre-sale goodies because you’re buying the program before it’s LIVE for you to access. Next sessions open up 2/10/21 but you’ll get emails from me between now and then with more information if you sign up before launch.
If you purchased the program at full price, I donate 15% of your purchase to Black Mamas Matter once you’re past the 10-day money-back guarantee period, . My goal for this program? To donate $10,000. I think we can do it!
In short, yes. A class (or program filled with classes) about what to expect in postpartum as well as ways to prepare and tools/resources to use should be a normal part of the pregnancy journey. Hospitals should hold free clinics, OB/GYNs should offer more resources. But they don’t yet. Both new and new again mothers feel isolated in postpartum. One in five of these newborn mothers experience depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, or another type of mood disorder and have no idea where to find help should they feel brave enough to ask for it. I am here to equip you so that you don’t have to feel like you’re alone.
Dr. Google, YouTube and Facebook/Facebook groups can be extremely helpful, but they can also be really overwhelming and offer outdated or harmful information. You’d also have to know what you’re searching for in order to get the right category of info about postpartum from these sites. I did all the work for you and personally reached out to over 40 experts in different categories of postpartum to get nearly 20 expert contributors who are passionate about sharing their up-to-date, factual knowledge for this program. Instead of weeding through the bad and good advice, trying to find current tips and resources, and navigating who to trust, it’s all in one spot for you (including things you may never have known about).
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