Set up nursery? Tick.
Read the pregnancy books? Tick.
Pack hospital bag? Tick.
Baby clothes, nappies and swaddles? Tick.
Birth Classes? Tick.
But what about life after birth?
A gorgeous bundle of newborn goodness rests in your arms, but is the weight of the newborn bubble resting heavily on your shoulders?
Life after birth — known as postpartum — looks and feels different for everyone, but there’s no denying it brings with it countless ‘unknowns.’
From mastering breastfeeding...
To dealing with the exhaustion and frustration of sleep deprivation...
To recovering from birth, emotionally and physically...
To bonding with this tiny, brand new person that’s entered your life…
It’s a whole new world. A new normal. And like any major life change, the weeks and months after birthing your baby can bring with them not only a rollercoaster of emotions, but an endless list of questions you need answers to.
Sound familiar to you?
If you have recently become a mother
Or, are currently pregnant / planning ahead
You are in the right place.
INTRODUCING: Postpartum — Life After Birth
A four-part audio program, purposefully created to support your smooth and confident transition into motherhood.
As a mother of two (soon to be three), and the founder and host of the popular podcast Australian Birth Stories, my mission is to ensure you don’t find yourself caught off guard by overwhelm, confusion, disillusionment and doubt, after having your baby.
Which is exactly why I’ve created Postpartum — Life After Birth.
Inside this program, you’ll find informative sessions with myself and respected healthcare professionals that give you all you need to know about:
· Adapting to changes in your body
· Baby sleep & settling
· Physical & mental recovery
· And what to expect in your life as a parent...
All packaged in a practical and accessible digital bundle.
After having my first-born Niko, I was overwhelmed with questions.
Exhausted, depleted, filled with self-doubt, and questioning myself endlessly about every single thing I was doing. I was flooded with well -meaning advice from friends and family. I felt conflicted and stressed. I was Googling and downloading countless books at 2 am looking for answers while I struggled to feed my baby for the 4th time that night.
This does not have to be you.
Inside Postpartum — Life After Birth:
Four health care professionals empower, equip, enlighten and prepare you for life after birth.
Delivered in an audio format so you can learn as you drive or walk — I know your time is precious!
Designed to save you money on expensive consultations and needing to purchase individual resources.
Let’s take a look at what you’ll learn:
Session One: Breastfeeding
Midwife and Breastfeeding Consultant Amberley Harris discusses common issues and challenges surrounding establishing breastfeeding and explores methods to make the transition as smooth as possible.
How you can best set yourself up for breastfeeding during pregnancy
Colostrum expressing pre birth
Tongue ties and the available best treatments
Nipple damage how to best treat and prevent it
Cluster feeding and how to recognise it
Pumping how and when to do it to prevent supply issues
How to increase supply and which products to use
Alcohol and breastmilk and what is “pumping and dumping”
*I share my breastfeeding tips and favourite tried and tested products I used throughout 2.5 years of breastfeeding my boys, plus how I’m preparing to breastfeed my third baby.
Session Two: Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Rehabilitation
Learn from experienced Physiotherapist Shira Kramer as we explore:
How the pelvic floor actually works.
Exercises to strengthen and correctly engage your pelvic floor (knowing how to do this PROPERLY is vital).
How to check your contractions.
Incontinence and prolapse — symptoms women often don’t talk about — and how you can treat and recover from these conditions.
*I reveal my personal journey and experience with prolapse, and the tools I used to recover and prevent further damage in subsequent births.
Session Three: Post and Antenatal Depression and Anxiety
Featuring Lisa Fettling, a psychologist who has worked for Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) for 15 years along with authoring two books on Post and Antenatal Depression.
Lisa dives into:
Risk factors for developing post and antenatal depression and anxiety.
How to best support and prevent early-onset depression and anxiety.
The most effective current treatments.
How to sensitively approach a friend who might be suffering.
Session Four: Sleep and Settling Your Baby
In this final session with Midwife and Sleep Consultant Amelia Lamonte, you will learn:
Everything you need to know about sleep cycles.
How to time feeding with sleeping.
The best tools and aids to assist in settling your baby.
How and why babies sleep for short periods.
How you can encourage longer day sleeps for your baby (no more catnapping.)
Establishing a bedtime routine that works for the family.
Sleep for baby whilst out and about and on holidays.
Dummy or no dummy? Tune in for Amelia’s advice.
*I disclose settling experiences with my boys and my favourite sleep aid products for the nursery.
I know you need this series because….
I’ve created the resource that I needed the first time I prepared for the emotional and physical challenges of the fourth trimester (and will need again in just a few short months when I navigate the postpartum phase for the third time.)
I would ask you to trust me when I say ‘this series is for you’ you but I’d rather you decide for yourself.
Here’s what others have to say about Postpartum - Life After Birth
It’s time to put down the baby books, step away from Google and allow four health professionals to guide you so you can confidently read your babies cues, trust your instincts again and positively navigate postpartum.
Founder and Host
Australian Birth Stories