Most expectant mamas attend a childbirth education class and talk about what birth might be like. Friends and family members will share stories of their pregnancies and birth experiences, and expectant mamas spend time and money planning baby's nursery, getting maternity or birth photographs taken, and buying essential baby gear. But, something's missing! Expectant moms are not provided with information about what postpartum may look like or how to heal. This is evident because:
- Up to90% of mamas experience postpartum back or pelvic pain.
- 56% of women experience pain that interferes with daily life in the first 2 months postpartum.
- 1 in 5 mamas suffer from a perinatal mood & anxiety disorder.
- 50% of women don't breastfeed for as long as they intend to.
- Urinary continence affects up to 60% of women postpartum.
Postpartum can be TOUGH, but there are ways that expectant moms can prepare and set themselves up for success. Education is a powerful tool! This course is my way of bridging that gap and providing that missing link when it comes to maternal healthcare. Here's what you'll learn when you sign up for this holistic, comprehensive course:
- How to prepare for and enhance your postpartum experience
- Strategies for enhancing physical recovery and rest
- Scar massage
- Returning to activity: gentle exercises and stretches to strengthen your core and pelvic floor
- Basics of pelvic floor health & alignment
- What's the deal with kegels? Learn how to effectively coordinate and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
- How to get more restful sleep
- Nutrition- what you should be eating to facilitate healing
- Tips for preparing and planning nutritious meals as a busy mama
- How to complete parenting tasks while protecting your pelvic floor, joints, & preventing injury/pain
- How to identify a perinatal mood & anxiety disorder, when to seek help, and holistic treatment approaches\
- Coping and relaxation strategies to improve mental health and well-being
Mama's well-being is directly related to baby's health. You have to take care of yourself in order to be the best mom possible for your little one. Fill your cup first, mama!