Congratulations.  You’re going to be a mom!

I bet you’re excited,  but aren’t quite sure what to expect of this whole “mom” thing.

Even if you’ve fantasized about what to expect,

completed your baby registry (see my recommended gear here),

gotten advice (sometimes unsolicited) from your friends and family,

you can still feel wholly unprepared.

I believe that all moms and families should be supported as they bring home a baby.

It is through community and support that you can be your best self for your baby, partner, and self.

You may be wondering how you will know what to do once you have this baby.  It’s not like there is a test you have to pass to take your baby home.

There seems to be a bunch of birth classes and newborn care classes, but what about YOU.

How are you going to be able to take care of yourself?

How are you going to preserve your relationship with your partner?

How are you going to know when it’s time to call the pediatrician and when it’s “normal” for the baby to cry for what seems like hours?

How are you going to learn how to “read” your baby’s signals?

How are you going to make time for yourself when you are taking care of a baby?

How are you and your partner going to get the sleep you need?

How are you going to handle this all once your partner goes back to work?

There are so many questions that are running through your mind, and you are unsure where to get the answers.

My postpartum prep class class provides the tools and resources to better prepare you and your partner for the postpartum period. I will address all your concerns, and help you learn where to turn for help if you and your partner need it.

Not so long ago, our culture supported new families.

Extended families lived close by, mothers were encouraged to have a lying-in period, and breastfeeding was the norm.  Our culture has shifted since then, families no longer live close by, there is limited maternity and paternity leave, and  mothers are expected to maintain their household, their figure, and a baby within days of birth.

Are you lacking physical family support?

Are you worried that you won’t be able to know when to call the pediatrician and when it’s “normal”?

Are you planning on breastfeeding, even though your mom didn’t?

Is your partner returning to work soon after you have your baby?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to remind you you are doing an amazing job?

 I provide encouragement and support via video, phone, and text as you and your partner bring baby home.

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