Navigating Postpartum: An Essential Guide to Mom's 4th Trimester & Beyond is the perfect program for expecting parents as well as current postpartum parents looking for tips, info on what to expect, guidance and support. You deserve to feel empowered and loved, not left wondering what's happening to your body and why.
Birth isn't the end of your pregnancy journey!
After taking this program, you'll have a better understanding of everything you physically, mentally and emotionally experience during your own postpartum, and a peer support group to help you through every step so that you can navigate the way you're feeling (whether it's day 1 or year 1).
We cover . . .
Support & Resources: Every section of the program includes resources, tips, recommendations and great reads. As LIVE Q&As happen in our dedicated support group those are also added to the topic section they pertain to.
Physical: The changes and reactions to expect in your body, your body's healing process, body image, diastasis recti, safe exercises, and nutrition are all covered. Kristin Niemi, Certified Yoga Instructor at Studio Art + Yoga demonstrates empowering postpartum yoga exercises and Suzanne Koval, Boa Bei Maternity Creator, PT & Certified Pilates Instructor, shares some quick foam roller exercises. HeatherGail Lovejoy, PDT (DONA) & PCD (DONA) discusses the role of a postpartum doula and answers some big questions in our first LIVE group Q&A. A very special postpartum bodies project with Ronnie Joy of Joy Lifestyle Photography is shared in the Body section if this program, where each moms share her unique transformation and feelings about her body.
Mental/Emotional: Postpartum anxiety, baby blues, postpartum depression, Other postpartum moods are addressed. Guest contributor Catherine O'Brien, MFT at Happy With Baby, talks about guilt surrounding rainbow babies and loss and Expectful has contributed some motherhood meditations for both loss and confidence.
Sex & Relationships: We delve into mom guilt, wife guilt, dad guilt, trauma, survivor guilt, rainbow guilt, friend loss, communication in relationships. Jessica Wimer, RN & IBCLC at Born & Fed, discusses sex & breastfeeding as well as mom guilt.
Students are sent weekly emails with the topic & content for the week over the course of 6 weeks. But you'll have 24/7 access to this content and any transcripts (as well as any program updates) via your student dashboard so that you can go through at your own pace and return to key sections with your partner or other family members when needed.
This is the perfect opportunity to gather information and resources with your partner and other family members so that you can have a clear plan and clear communication about the postpartum period.
Besides being a 24/7 safe space for community, the dedicated support group hosts LIVE check-ins/support chats and Q&As with experts and other peers who have experience in one of our core topics. We welcome video posts and heart-felt venting for support, as well as coordinating in-person meetings with nearby program members. This is your space to ask questions if you're expecting or are a new or new again parent.
We're excited to help everyone in need of this essential support, no matter their situation. One scholarship applicant is enrolled for every two paid students! Join the scholarship waitlist, HERE!
Questions? Contact Shari at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're still accepting contributors and brand partners.
Shari is a NorCal mom of two kiddos 6 years apart— One boy (1 year), one girl (7 years) — and founder of NavigatingParenthood.com & NavigatingPostpartum.com. She's an always learning postpartum doula with a passion for helping make the birth experience better for families.