So much thought and time is spent on gathering information and becoming informed in the lead up to the birth, but so often, much less time is dedicated to planning for the fourth trimester. Your needs as a newborn mother as just as important as a newborn baby and you too need to protect your space, just like you would your baby. How will you manage visitors and their expectations? Who is going to do the cooking and other domestic tasks while you rest and recover? How will you keep your cup full while you give so much to a new little human?
While there are so many unknowns in the world of birth, babies and parenting, there is a lot to be said for preparing for what is known and in your control. If you feel safe, heard and supported during this vulnerable time you have a much higher chance of a peaceful postpartum. This doesn’t mean prepare for every possible scenario (particularly from a place of fear) more simply; have some ideas, be open to change and be flexible around how things might unfold. From the words of my teacher, Julia Jones “…Be prepared to change the plan if things don’t turn out the way you’d imagined. Adjust, adapt, accept. Don’t get stuck in an information frenzy, there’s more to postpartum than planning. Make a plan, but don’t stick to it.”
This 90 min planning session is a wonderful opportunity to dive in and explore some of the things that can be helpful to consider as you prepare for your fourth trimester. Things such as changing relationships, village building, visitors and setting boundaries, nourishing your mind and body and resource and contact gathering. We focus on what’s most important to you and what will best serve you as a newly born mother.
Your session includes:
*A 90 minute 1:1 session (Zoom or in-person)
*A comprehensive workbook/planning guide to work through together (sent prior to our session)
*A personalised action plan emailed to you with specific goals and tasks along with checklists and customised resources
*A copy of “Newborn Mothers” by Julia Jones
*Email support for 14 days following our session
*Sessions can be held via Zoom or face to face (*within the City of Boroondara, Melbourne). Investment is $190