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Excited to be pregnant?

Getting ready for having a baby can bring many questions. You are likely spending much time focusing on your pregnancy and preparing for your birth. Preparing for postpartum (medically the first 6 weeks after birth) is equally as important! There is so much information about preparing for birth and having a baby. It can all seem overwhelming! This course will bring you peace of mind, knowing you have a plan, as you continue your pregnancy and prepare to welcome your baby.

It is normal to have many questions about the postpartum transition:

  • Will I ever feel normal again?
  • Will I get my body back?
  • How can I minimize my risk of postpartum depression?
  • How long does postpartum really last?
  • How can I plan ahead during pregnancy for postpartum?
  • How do I change a diaper?
  • What if my baby is really fussy?
  • How do I nurture relationship with my partner when all I can think about is my baby?
  • How do I know if something is wrong while breastfeeding?
  • How do I get help if my baby doesn't sleep normally?
  • Who do I contact for help after my baby is born?
  • How do I prepare emotionally for life with a newborn?

Take deep breaths, beautiful Mama. Having many questions is normal. Postpartum Journey answers all of these questions and much more! 

Postpartum Journey Courses

Postpartum or postnatal is generally defined as the first 6 weeks following the birth of your baby. That period is referring, mainly, to the physical recovering and the transition of your body and baby through beginning breastfeeding. However, most care providers won’t tell you the mental and emotional journey can last up to 3 years.  Many new mothers experience some form of anxiety or depression during the postpartum period, and find it hard to immediately bond and connect with their newborn. You may be focused on your pregnancy and preparing for birth, and not thinking much about preparing for postpartum. Most couples share how overwhelmed they felt and unexpectedly hard it was caring for a baby.  It is so important to start planning now to have support systems and a plan in place to set yourself and your family up to experience peace and joy in those early days. These courses are designed to bring practical information, emotional preparation, services, and support together to guide you as you navigate preparing for your postpartum transition. You will have a virtual postpartum support team and you will learn who to ask for personal help. There are featured courses to view during pregnancy and as you transition into postpartum to answer your questions and guide you. You will feel 100% ready for your new baby! Find what's inside each course below.

Course 1- Preparing Prenatally for Postpartum

 

Postpartum Journey will uncover the myths about postpartum. The course will give you practical ways to prepare for postpartum including; a postpartum plan download, newborn and immediate postpartum care procedures, ways to prepare emotionally, and the support and services you need as you continue your pregnancy journey and prepare to welcome your baby!

As with any journey and preparing for an experience, you can’t fully know what to expect or what you might need until you get there, but it’s SO important to start thinking now about support systems you might need in place to set you up for success in the early days.

In this course, you will begin preparing your heart emotionally by hearing part one of a Great Story about a woman named Inanna. You will learn how her journey parallels the journey of birth. You will continue part 2 of her journey and postpartum Return in Course 2.

Taking this course is a great way to begin your preparation and learn to prepare for your new baby.

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Course 2- Your Postpartum Journey

You may getting closer to your birth or already have transitioned into your postpartum period.  It’s an exciting time of anticipation to meet your baby and you may be feeling twinges of nerves or butterflies in your stomach.

This is all normal.

If you have not viewed course 1, Preparing Prenatally for Postpartum, I encourage you to register for course 1 first.

In course 2, you begin with part 2 of Inanna’s journey as she makes her return which is symbolic of your postpartum return after birth.

There is deep symbolism represented in Inanna’s journey that parallels your soul journey. 

One of my favorite modules is one of stories from women who have been where you are as they offer their heartfelt encouragement that you can view at any time day or night as you are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, alone, and discouraged.

Taking this course is a great way to begin your preparation and learn ways emotionally and mentally to prepare your body and family for life after birth.

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Postpartum Preparation Journey Bundle (Course 1 and Course 2)

Get access to both courses: "Preparing Prenatally for Postpartum" AND "Your Postpartum Journey". These courses will bring you peace as you continue your pregnancy journey and prepare to welcome your baby!

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From the comfort of your home, or on the go, you will learn how to:

  • Transition from pregnancy to postpartum

  • Prepare your heart emotionally and mentally to become a new parent

  • Gain confidence in mothering and caring for your baby

  • Care for your mind and body from birth and postpartum professionals

  • Gain peace of mind and embrace a blissful postpartum!  

"50% - 80% of new mothers experience some form of anxiety or depression during the postpartum period, and many women find it hard to immediately bond and connect with their newborn." -Dr. Andra Brosh, Clinical Psychologist

It may be difficult to get out of the house in those early days after baby is born. From the comfort of your own home, this e-course teaches you the steps to transitioning into parenthood and connects you to many mothers who are, or have been, where you are right now! Having a plan and finding support can put you on the path for peace of mind, healing, and joy on your postpartum journey.

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Inside Course 1 "Preparing Prenatally for Postpartum" You’ll Find:

The course is divided into modules and will be sent to your inbox weekly so you can move through the course at your own pace.  There are PDF downloads to help you as you prepare to enter into parenthood. Begin preparing for YOUR Postpartum Journey! In this course you will learn how to; transition from pregnancy to postpartum, uncover the myths about the postpartum period, find the support and services to help you in the early days, cope with the unexpected through preterm-labor, miscarriage, or stillbirth, prepare your heart emotionally for birth and parenthood, gain peace of mind and embrace a blissful postpartum!

21 videos to watch at your convenience including:

  • Practical information for postpartum planning

  • Emotional and soul preparation for birth and postpartum

  • Planning your babymoon
  • Mother/Fatherhood visualization to prepare emotionally for parenthood

  • A "Great" Story: Part one of Inanna's Journey and how your journey relates

  • Postpartum plan download

  • Setting up the nursery- tips that might surprise you

  • Expert advice on newborn care and postpartum procedures

  • Car seat safety

  • Coping with the unexpected

  • Caring for yourself after birth

  • Postpartum support and services

  • Beautiful worksheets and downloads 

  • SECRET VIP Facebook community of support

  • Modules sent weekly to your inbox to keep you motivated

  • Live calls during the course

  •  . . . And much more!

Module 1- Preparing for Postpartum

This course is designed to bring practical information, emotional preparation, professional services, and support together in one place as you navigate your postpartum transition.

Module 2- Setting up the Nursery

Setting up your nursery is an exciting time! Whether you have designated a certain room in your house or are creating a nook in a room for your new baby, enjoy learning some tips to help you as you dream!

Module 3- Newborn Care and Postpartum Procedures

Depending on the place you give birth, newborn care and postpartum procedures may be different. This module will give you a general idea of what to expect and questions to ask your care provider.

Module 4- The Unexpected

It is difficult to think about the unexpected happening: Pre-term Labor, Postpartum Depression, and Miscarriage/Stillbirth. Hearing stories and being prepared, if you were to experience any of these events, can help you cope with grace and peace.

Module 5- Support and Services

In this module, you will hear birth and postpartum professionals share the direct support and services available to you including:

  • Postpartum Doula
  • Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
  • Sleep Consultant
  • Massage Therapist
  • Car Seat Safety Specialist

Module 6- Preparing Emotionally

Preparing your heart for motherhood is as important as preparing your baby’s nursery. Learn tips on planning your babymoon.  I invite you to visualize yourself as a parent and then listen to part one of a story of a strong and courageous woman, named Inanna. Her heroic journey parallels the transition from pregnancy to postpartum, and provides time for reflection on your own transition.

As you move through "Labor Land", your ideas and specific plans for your birth may change, shift, or seem to be "taken" from you. 

Listen deeply as you hear her story and discover ways her story can guide you and your partner as you experience birth and the postpartum transition.

Ready to begin planning?

Inside Course 2 "Your Postpartum Journey" You'll Find:

In this course you will; continue your emotional and mental journey with part two of Inanna's story, learn to feel confident while breastfeeding and trouble shoot possible problems, understand healthy sleep patterns with your baby and find the support you may need, learn to care for your mind and body from birth and postpartum professionals, learn ways to prepare as a family for new baby, nurture your relationship with your partner, minimize the risk of postpartum depression, tips on transitioning back to work, and gain peace of mind and embrace a blissful postpartum! Some of these videos are helpful to view during pregnancy and some will be valuable to reference as you are caring for your baby.

31 videos to watch at your convenience including:

  • Inanna's Journey- Part Two, The Return
  • Baby Care Basics
  • Breastfeeding Classes: tips, positions, and a personal story
  • Family and Sibling Preparation
  • Postpartum stories
  • Returning to work
  • Physical therapists and nutritionists speak about healing and strengthening
  • Sex after birth
  • Beautiful worksheets and downloads
  • Recommended books
  • SECRET VIP Facebook community of support
  • Modules sent weekly to your inbox to keep you motivated
  • Live calls during the course
  • . . . And much more!

Module 1- Your Emotional Journey Continues

In part two of Inanna's story you will journey with her as she makes her postpartum return. Her journey can help you prepare in your heart as you embrace challenges and possible changes to your ideal plan of labor.  Inanna's journey is a rite of passage of your soul, like you will experience a rite of passage during your birth and postpartum period. 

Listen deeply as you hear her story and discover ways her story can guide you and your partner as you experience birth and the postpartum transition.

Module 2- Baby Care Basics

This module will bring you peace of mind as you learn practical tips on caring for your new baby!

  • How to bathe Your baby
  • How to change the diaper
  • Creating a safe sleep environment
  • Basic baby holds
  • How to swaddle your baby
  • How to relieve gas or colic

Module 3- Breastfeeding

There are many questions and concerns that arise while learning to breastfeed. This module answers common questions, teaches you breastfeeding positions, and guides you to recognize a proper latch.

Module 4-Baby Sleep Coaching and Tips

When most people are asked about the challenges of postpartum, the main topic of discussion is lack of sleep.  Newborns often need to be fed through the night, and some are more restless than others. You will learn from a certified sleep consultant about newborn sleep patterns and when they might need some support and training to develop healthy sleep patterns.  

Module 5- Family Preparation

The arrival of your new baby can be an exciting and stressful time. In this module, new parents and families share their stories and tips to help you prepare peacefully and mindfully.

Module 6- Postpartum Stories

In this module, you will hear stories from moms about their postpartum experiences.  You will also hear a mom share tips on transitioning back to work. 

Module 7- Prenatal and Postpartum Healing and Strengthening

You will hear physical therapists share about rehab vs. exercise and ways to heal and strengthen your body postpartum. You will also learn, from nutritionists, ways to stay healthy before and after birth.

Module 8- Parenting

Hear from parenting experts on advice and tips for parenting a newborn.

Module 9- Be Encouraged


Allow these moms and partners to bring you hope and encouragement in your postpartum journey. These are moms and partners who have been where you are and desire to encourage you along your way!

I want to be practically and emotionally prepared for the transition to parenthood!

Get A Sneak Peak Inside!

These e-courses will give you the tools you need to feel prepared for your postpartum experience. You will find support and community to encourage you along the way.

 

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There are 2 payment options for the full e-course. Become a member and get your "Postpartum Support Team" for $26 a month for a year (or save for a one time payment of $229) and get full access to all e-courses, live calls, webinars, secret Facebook page, and a community of support. New video content and services added periodically!

Meet Your Mentor

Shalene Massie; CD, CBE

Shalene is a certified Doula and Childbirth/ Postpartum Mentor.  She has been mentoring parents since 2012 along their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys. She is an advanced certified mentor through Birthing From Within®, owner of Rhythm of Birth Doula Services and Childbirth Education, creator of Postpartum Journey e-course, and lead coordinator of the NRV BIrth Collective. Her experience living in the primitive culture of South Sudan gave her valuable insight into a woman's natural instinct to give birth. Reflecting on taking her young baby to Sudan motivated her to create Postpartum Journey e-course. 

You may be thinking. . .

“I am not sure I will have time, I feel overwhelmed with getting ready for the baby”.  

  • Much of the information is most helpful to know during pregnancy. There are audio downloads to make it convenient to listen and learn on the go or while you are preparing the nursery!
  • You can skip around through the course and view the videos that seem most important to you now and view the other videos, to serve as reminders and guides, when you have your baby.

“My pregnancy brain is real and I may forget to access the course”. 

  • I have you covered!  I fully understand pregnancy brain.  My midwife kept telling me I had it during pregnancy and I tried to deny it.
  • I will e-mail you weekly to remind you to access each module of the course and tell you abut live calls and how to join.

“This is not my first baby, I have already experienced postpartum.”

  • Through the fog of “newborn land” it may be difficult to recall everything you needed or wish you would have known then.
  • There are videos on preparing your family and nurturing your relationship with your partners as you grow your family! 

“There is so much to buy for getting ready for the baby; I don’t have the extra cash.” 

  • I want to make this as affordable as possible for you to have all of your questions answered (even the ones you don’t know you have) and have the support you need as you welcome your baby. 
  • You, your baby, and your postpartum experience is WORTH THE INVESTMENT!
  • You can become a member and have lifetime access to the courses, live calls, your postpartum support team, and secret Facebook community and pay just $26 a month for a year.

Bonus #1:

FREE E-Book Download

"Pooping During Labor? The Ins and (Mostly) Outs of Childbirth!"

Pooping in labor is not a topic at the top of your list to discuss at a dinner party or over coffee, but it is an anxiety many women bear alone when preparing for their birth. Read personal stories of pregnant women, their partners, and birth professionals of their anxiety of pooping during labor. Learn about the physiology of pushing, why pooping happens, and how it is managed during birth. This book will help relieve your anxiety, prepare you to completely let go of the fear of pooping, and add a little humor to your mind as you approach labor.

Download Your Copy!

BONUS #2

Free 30 Minute Mentoring Call with Shalene (for a limited time)

You can ask her anything and she will guide you, help you process your birth,  encourage you, and answer your questions.

Featured Courses

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Course 1: Postpartum Journey- Preparing Prenatally for Postpartum

$97.00 USD

Postpartum or postnatal is generally defined as the first 6 weeks following the birth of your baby. That period is re...

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Course 2: Your Postpartum Journey

$127.00 USD

You may getting closer to your birth or already have transitioned into your postpartum period.  It’s an ex...

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Postpartum Journey Bundle (Course 1 and Course 2)

$229.00 USD

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