If you can see the importance of planning beyond labour so you experience the joy and peace in your fourth trimester, this session is for you. During our session we discuss your hopes and desires for your transition to motherhood (even if this is not your first baby).
I personally had a postpartum planning session before my third baby was born (I wish I had known about it with my first!). It was beyond valuable to set out how I wanted my postpartum experience to be – I knew I wanted better this time round. I also found out about support and services that I didn’t know existed, and it meant we were well supported by our village when we brought our baby home.
So if you can see the importance of planning for your fourth trimester, and would like your initial days and weeks at home to be calm, supportive and nourishing, then consider making space for a postpartum planning session.
My postpartum planning sessions are very flexible and will always be adapted to your needs and desires. A typical session will cover topics such as:
I really liked the postpartum planning session as it helped settle my mind by having a few things in place for when bub arrived and opened up conversations with my husband about how we would parent, and what our needs were.Julie
Rachael is an absolute gem. The effort she went to in supporting me was above and beyond. She crammed a lot of assistance into her 3-hour visits and was so easy to have around, making me feel very comfortable during what is a very vulnerable time in a woman’s life. Her background as a social worker showed, with follow-up emails filled with valuable info and resources relevant to what we discussed. She would always respond rapidly to me contacting her and would check-in with me regularly between sessions. I would highly recommend Rach to any other first time mother transitioning to motherhood.Michelle
It was an absolute lifesaver having you visit and look after me. As, as usually happens, the focus is so much on the baby, everyone forgets to look after the mother.Lydia
I really loved the home visits and was amazed at how much we crammed in each time. With lockdown it was nice to have access to a professional but also a mum who could share their own experiences and advice. The book library, Voxer and the breastfeeding drop-ins were such useful resources as well.Julie
While it was logistically helpful to have the visits, the biggest positive outcome was that I was reminded that I'm worth being looked after and looking after myself. That it's totally OK and a good thing to ask for help rather than try to do it all on your own. As it's easy to forget all that when the immediate environment (and our wacky Western culture) is mostly telling you otherwise.Lydia
I’m here to answer any questions you may have about my range of postpartum planning options. If you can’t see an answer to your question here, please contact me.
We will meet at around 34 weeks to connect, develop a postpartum plan, and discuss whatever is on your mind.
Yes. Postpartum planning sessions can be done either online or in-person either at your home, or a safe venue we decide upon together (ie. at a garden or café).
If you want to go deeper and find out more about how I can best support you during your motherhood transition, then we can talk about ways to create a custom postpartum support package.
Payment plans are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
In-home visits are available for clients within 40km of Seaford; a travel fee will apply for a distance of more than 25km. In-home support is also available within Warragul.
Complete my online form to learn more about purchasing a postpartum planning session.
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