The first few days and weeks at home with your baby are equal parts challenging and wonderful for most families.
The support and information you receive before and during this time can make the difference between feeling stretched yet satisfied or feeling out of your depth.
I am so fortunate to work with mums to be and their partners, families and loved ones to prepare you for this amazing time.
Balancing your emotional and physical needs, your relationship, your baby's physical and developmental needs while experiencing one of the steepest learning curves imaginable is no easy task!
We can work together in your pregnancy to prepare and plan for this time, and help give you the tools you need to absolutely rock this time as a new parent!
Ready to get started?
You can download your FREE guide to 3 big things that your baby needs during the first weeks (excluding food, warmth and shelter).
Get ready for your baby right now!
THIS PRE-RECORDED VIDEO IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AND WATCH ANYTIME.
You will gain instant access to this 30 minute virtual class.
I will share with you a daily guide to life with your new baby in the first week, complete with tips and strategies to have the absolutely best experience, for you, your baby and your relationship.
This video will cover:
At the birth, the "golden hour". These first precious moments with your baby and how to "switch on" all the right instinctive behaviours for your baby.
the first breastfeed.
what feeding your baby is like each day and how to know our baby is getting enough milk.
the different behaviours that most babies will display over the first week.
newborn appearance (aka "is that normal?).
balancing your sleep needs with those of your baby.
common tests and interventions offered throughout the first week.
settling your baby
working together with your partner.
getting extra support, and planning to succeed.
What about spending some focused time with me planning YOUR needs for the birth of YOUR baby?
I can spend time with you in person or via skype/zoom and reveal really practical things you can do to feel totally preapred for your baby. I am available to teach you all you need to know about infant care, relationships after babies and planning for your postnatal recovery too!
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
1. Initial meeting. (15 minutes). This will be via phone or skype/zoom. We will spend this time discussing your needs and thoughts. During this meeting we will make a time to begin learning together. After reviewing all the information you have shared with me, I will begin to write a plan of what we will cover together. We can work one on one or with up to 6 adults in your support network including yourself. You may decide some of the meeting will be alone and others will include extra people. I am totally flexible, and able to breainstorm with you the most effective and efficient way to help you.
There are 2 ways we can work together:
We will plan 3 x 40 minute meetings via skype or zoom. I find when we work online breaking this up into smaller bites helps keep us focused and fresh. (If time is of the essence I am happy to discuss condensing these meetings into 2 or even 1 meeting to make it work for you). The other benefit in breaking up these meetings is in giving you time to review and digest the information from each session.
We will plan one 2 -2 1/2 hour meeting in person, in the comfort of your home (At this time only available in some suburbs of sydney, please contact me to discuss your specific needs). Working in person is of course a wonderful way to connect and really dive into your learning needs.
These packages include:
Access to your newborn baby video guide ($12 value)
Personalised plan of education, mentoring and support in preparing for your new baby and parenthood ($50).
Around 2 hours (up to 2 1/2) via skype/zoom or in person ($240-$300 value).
BONUS: Free admission to one Circles of Women event with a topic "your newborn baby: what to expect in the first week" ($39 value), to be used within 60 days from time of purchase.