Inspirational postnatal preparation

We all put a lot of effort into birth preparation, and rightly so!  It’s easy to forget that the precious first days and weeks with your new baby deserve some planning too.  I offer informative and inspirational sessions to help you prepare.

 

 

I offer in-person sessions within 30 minutes drive of Petworth or you can choose to have these sessions virtually. 

The Golden Hour and Other Wonders

Inspirational Breastfeeding Preparation

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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 also true, but it doesn’t mean that breastfeeding is always easy.  Sometimes it can take a little time for Mum and baby to find your 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. 

 

This session typically lasts 2-3 hours and takes place in your own home. 

 

Cost

  • £54 for one family (up to 4 people, can include family and friends who will support you with your baby)

  • £80 for 2 expectant couples

  • £90 for 3 expectant couples  

 

I charge mileage on trips over 10 miles

 

Becoming Mama

Preparing for your transition to motherhood 

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In birth two people are born, a baby and a mother.

 

This session gives a chance to focus on your journey into matrescence, becoming a mother. We'll talk through your hopes and expectations, and make a postnatal plan to focus on your recovery and wellbeing. With tips and hints for self care and easing your transition into this new role.

 

Cost

£36 per 2 hour session

I charge mileage on trips over 10 miles.

Positive postnatal planning

Preparing for the 'fourth trimester'

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The essential postnatal planning session!

A chance to discuss all things postnatal to help prepare for the first weeks and months with your new baby. We'll talk through the 'fourth trimester', normal new born behaviour, and how to smooth the transition from womb to world.

We'll look at what support you may need and chat through plenty of helpful tips for the first weeks. Finally we'll put together your postnatal plan - just as important as a birth plan!

 

Cost

£54 for 3 hour session

I charge mileage on trips over 10 miles.

Prep the Village

The postnatal preparation session for everyone in ‘Team Baby’

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There’s a very wise saying – ‘It takes a village to raise a child’.  This is so true!  Planning a babymoon - being nurtured by family and friends (or a doula!) so you can focus on yourselves and your new baby can bring huge benefits to all.  

 

This session will help with thinking about the postnatal period, what support you might need and where that will come from and introduces the latest guidance and research-based evidence on normal baby behaviour 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.

 

This session typically lasts 2-3 hours and takes place in your own home. 

 

Cost

£54 for one team (up to 6 people)

I charge mileage on trips over 10 miles.