4-Week Virtual Group Class Series
Nourishing Motherhood: Preparing for Postpartum
Your guide to surviving + thriving postpartum
Becoming a mother, for the first-second-third or fourth time, is a time of transition and transformation. The first weeks and months following the delivery of your baby are considered a sacred bonding time between mom and baby; a time for the mother to rest and recover.
A mother’s health is crucial for her recovery from birth and labor, and her relationship with her new baby. Preparing for the postpartum period is the best investment you can make in your health and that of your babies. As you recuperate from pregnancy – labor – birth, while adapting to your new role as mom, you can honor your body’s unique healing process and nourish it with healthful foods and routines.
This class series will give you everything you need to feel strong, nourished and supported as you begin your journey into motherhood.
What You’ll Learn:
Week 1: The First Forty Days + Beyond
I am no stranger to the first forty days after birth. They are intense and emotional. After two babies, I know exactly what it takes to survive those long days and even longer nights. This week, we’ll prepare for the immediate days after birth and how to take care of yourself – all the essentials to assist with recovery post birth – including a postpartum checklist to help you get started.
Week 2: The Postpartum Kitchen: What To Eat
In order to recover from the very real trauma that is labor and birth, our body needs optimal nutrition in the postpartum healing period. I know, sometimes that is easier said than done. Having a meal and nutrition plan in place is absolutely crucial to postpartum healing and recovery; rebuilding nutrient stores; and giving you the energy you need to take care of your new bundle.
More than ever, pregnancy and postpartum are a time to eat a whole foods, plant heavy, nutrient dense diet. In order to recover and heal – mentally, emotionally, and physically, we need to fuel our bodies with lots of REAL plant foods – foods that are high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients, are immune boosting and anti-inflammatory. Real food recipes have been developed to support you through postpartum and beyond – including, energizing snacks, one pot meals, breastfeeding friendly foods, and anti-inflammatory foods to promote recovery.
Additionally, if you’re planning on breastfeeding, what you eat directly affects the quality of your breast milk and the health of your baby. Your intake of high quality lactogenic foods, sleep + rest can increase and support your milk supply.
Week 3: Body After Baby + Breastfeeding Health
After nearly a year of physical changes, your body will continue to change in ways you may not be prepared for – bleeding, night sweats, swollen breasts, leaking, bloating and inflammation, hormonal imbalance and hair loss. Your body may feel foreign and unfamiliar. There are plenty of healthy ways to honor and support your new body. We’ll explore how to prioritize self care in the immediate days and weeks after birth, as well as during the first year, as you adapt to your new world with baby. We’ll also cover how to promote a healthy milk supply and quantity, as well as how to handle lactation challenges.
Week 4: Preventing Postnatal Depletion + Preparing to Thrive
You’re physically recovering from labor, not only in the first six weeks, but up to one year postpartum (or more). Your resources are also being expended if you are a breastfeeding mom as lactation places high demands on the body and decreased nutrient stores can wreak havoc on our physical and mental health leading to postpartum depression and anxiety. You can prevent nutrient depletion by nourishing your body and mind and replenishing your reserves. We’ll explore how to apply new learnings to your new reality.
Beyond those first few weeks with baby, we’ll address how to “get your groove” back and thrive in the coming months – whether you’re working at home, working from home, or working outside of the home.
How it works:
· Weekly LIVE group coaching sessions
· Private Facebook group
· Weekly emails
· Weekly ebook + guide
· Recipes + recipe links
· Educational resources
When does the program start?
October 16, 2019
When does the program end?
November 6, 2019
When does registration close?
October 15, 2019
What is the time commitment?
The live coaching calls will be 75 minutes each. I also encourage you to set aside 30-60 minutes each week to explore the guides and other class materials.
Do I need Facebook to be part of this program?
No. We will connect via email and all materials will be sent over email each week. However, we will have a Facebook group for all members of the class – where you are welcome to ask questions and discuss materials, a collaborative environment for the group.
When will the Live coaching session take place?
The coaching sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM EST.
What if I can’t make a coaching session?
No problem at all! You can send in questions ahead of time, I’ll answer them on the call, and you’ll have access to the session recording after each live coaching session.
How many women will be in the class?
There is room for 6-8 women in the class. This allows for the experience to be more intimate as we to get to know each other and prepare for postpartum together. This also allows me to provide more one-on-one coaching on our calls and give you the most valuable experience.
What is the investment?
This class is for you whether you are first trimester, second trimester, or third trimester. It is never too early or too late to prepare for the Fourth Trimester. If you have any questions at all about how the program works or if it is a good fit for you, just email me below and I’d be happy to chat with you.