The Cocoon retreat

Enjoy a tranquil and beautiful babymoon retreat in a stylish woodland hideaway in the South Downs National Park. Relax and escape into a pre-baby holiday and have the time and space to focus on your forthcoming adventure.  During your stay you will receive three postnatal preperation sessions:


The Golden Hour and Other Wonders

Inspirational Breastfeeding Preparation (2-3 hours)

Breastfeeding is amazing, a truly awesome biological miracle allowing baby to be nourished, comforted and protected.  We often hear that it’s ‘the most natural thing in the world’.  This is true, but it doesn’t mean that breastfeeding is always easy.  Sometimes it can take a little time for Mum and baby to find their way together.  Preparing for breastfeeding with high quality, well-presented information is hugely helpful in paving the way for a great feeding relationship with your baby.


This session is a comprehensive introduction to breastfeeding including discussing why you might choose to breastfeed, how breastfeeding works, Dad/partner’s role, myth-busting, and what to do if you experience difficulties.  I aim to leave you feeling well informed and excited about the prospect of breastfeeding your baby. 


Postnatal Prep (2-3 hours)

This session will help with thinking about the postnatal period, what support you might need and where that will come from. It includes an introduction to the latest guidance and research-based evidence on normal baby behavior and development, breastfeeding, sleep, and weaning.  We’ll also cover the fourth trimester, introduce babywearing and finish by making a postnatal plan to have alongside your birth plan.


Review and refresh (1-2 hours)

A chance to explore any other topics you’d like to cover, discuss and review the previous sessions and ask any additional questions you may have.


Virtual support

On your return home I am able to offer support via phone, e-mail or Whatsapp. Please ask for more details about this service.


​This retreat is run with AirBnB Superhost Louise Dignand, Friend of The Petworth Doula, who also offers reflexology in a studio nestled in her woodland garden.  Book your accommodation via AirBnB and book your Cocoon package with me (please check my availability before booking). For more details and guidance on how to book please get in touch

Cost: £140 for all three sessions.