Mom + Baby

Pregnancy is a unique time in our life. There is so much to learn about the experiences that are coming...birth...breastfeeding...loving & caring for your newborn baby.

 

Although there is no way to know how you will experience motherhood until you're there, you can be prepared with knowledge and an understanding of what life may be like.

 

The Developing Mother provides an open, non-judgemental, and caring environment to learn and prepare yourself for the joys, challenges, and experiences of motherhood.

Before Baby

Breastfeeding Plan workshop {2 hours}

Breastfeeding is a natural, but not automatic, process--and we learn better with support. We will discuss your breastfeeding goals, basic breastfeeding information, and strategies for success. In the comfort of your home, we will work together to develop a plan to support you in meeting your goals. After our session, I will formalize the document, with your identified goals and strategies, and email it to you.

 

{For more personalized support once your baby has arrived, consider the 4th Trimester Support visits.}

 

The 4th Trimester workshop {3 hours}

The 4th Trimester is an incredibly important time in our development, but can also be a very stressful time for mothers and families. We will discuss what to expect in the first three months, newborn care practices, and infant development. Worried you won't know what to do with a newborn? In the comfort of your home, I'll be able to answer your questions about all things baby...the good, the bad, and the poopy!

 

{For more personalized support once your baby has arrived, consider the 4th Timester Support visits.}

Back to Work Planning workshop {2 hours}

Whether full-time or part-time, returning to work will be another major transition for you and your baby. It usually requires quite a bit of planning for the transition to be as smooth as possible and help everyone adjust well. We will talk about your specific situation and your plans for you and your baby. Typically, these conversations will include both planning for child care and feeding transitions/pumping at work, but we will focus on the topics that you need support in.

 

I recommend scheduling this before the baby arrives, if possible. But you can absolutely benefit from taking this workshop even if you're about to return or have already returned to work and need help making it work for you and baby!

 

 

Private Consulation

Looking to focus on a specific topic or a different age?

 

I am available for consultation at your request. Simply contact me and we'll work together to meet your needs.

After Baby

The 4th Trimester visits {series of 4 one-hour visits}

Learning to care for a newborn can be hard. We hear so much conflicting information about what is best for mom and baby after birth, it helps to have support in figuring out what is normal and what is not. I will support you with evidence-based information and care strategies to make your and your baby's 4th trimester as positive as possible.

 

I will customize my support to the needs of you and your family. We will talk about what's normal for baby, soothing a crying baby, feeding, sleeping & safe sleep practices, mother's health and the role of other family members. I will be able to refer you to the appropriate healthcare professional, if needed.

 

We can schedule our visits to start just after baby is born, so I can support you in the initial transition, or as soon as you find me!

Play & Learn Series {series of 6 one-hour sessions}

Life with a baby can be isolating, even with lots of people around. Mom + Baby Learning sessions give you an opportunity to make connections with other moms and receive evidence-based information about a variety of topics new mothers think about all the time.

 

In our Mom + Baby Learning Series, a small group of moms and babies enjoy time together while being able to talk and learn with me as your expert guide. It's a great way for moms to bond with each other, for babies to interact and explore, and for families to get evidence-based information and support. The Learning Series is held in the comfort of your home (or we can rotate, depending upon the preferences of the group) for 1 hour per week over the course of six weeks.

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