Postnatal Wellbeing Group

For mums and babies from birth 

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4 week block (4 x 90 minutes) | £60 

Next start dates:

Mondays 7, 14, 21 and 28 November 2022

Winchester

 

Mondays 9, 16, 23 & 30 January 2023

Winchester 

 

Motherhood is a beautiful chaos of highs, lows and big changes. But it comes with no navigation manual whatsoever! So if you are experiencing some or all of the following, you are far from the only one: 

- Really tough days that feel never-ending 

- Feeling guilty for not enjoying it as much as you'd like, or thought you would

- Missing your 'old-self' and pre-baby life 

- Feeling overwhelmed, anxious and not yourself 

- Struggling to figure out who you are now you are a mum too

- Worries about your relationships with your partner, family or friends 

- Feeling lost or lonely without family and friends nearby and like everyone is coping better than you (*please believe me when I say they are not!) 

- Wanting to look after yourself but not knowing how to in between the round the clock demands of a newborn baby. 

- Other intense feelings or thoughts that you've never experienced before

The Postnatal Wellbeing Group is a space to help you navigate these thoughts and feelings, with like-minded mums who are going through the same chaos, and to feel more like yourself along the way. It's for all mums, whether 1st or 4th time round. A chance to get together and share the highs and lows of new motherhood with a HOT cuppa and cake. This isn’t a baby class with shakers and mad space lights (though those are great too!!) but a mum-focused, open and non-judgmental space, where you’ll be asked how YOU are. Some time out for you to relax, and figure how you want your motherhood to be. Suitable for all mums with pre-crawling babies.  

It was literally a game changer for me, opening up to another mum and realising I was not the only one finding it hard; to feel heard and supported and realise that everyone is struggling with something postnatally. For me, it was anxiety and not feeling like myself. For her, it was feeling like it was all on her and struggles with her post baby body. Motherhood comes with its fair share of challenges amongst the joy, but my is it easier when you have people to support you through it, and some tools to make the harder days that little bit smoother!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is included in the Postnatal Wellbeing Group?

  • 4 Postnatal Wellbeing sessions with a small group of new mums (max. 10)

  • Each week focuses on a different topic. Each session includes practical tips, simple exercises, relaxation tools and time for reflection and sharing (if you want to)

  • Every Postnatal Wellbeing course is unique, because we are all different and so are our needs and challenges. The sessions are flexible to fit in with what you most need as an individual and as a group

  • Tailored individual support in putting together a postnatal wellbeing plan that works for you

  • Practical tips and easy exercises so that you can build your very own postnatal wellbeing toolkit full of useful resources that work for you 

  • Support from me over the phone and email throughout the 4 week block (and well beyond!)

  • A goodie bag of lovely treats 

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What is covered in the Postnatal Wellbeing Group?

A typical 4-week course looks like this- though each course is completely tailored to what would best support you as an individual and as a group:

Week 1: Hellos and birth stories. Honest conversations around birth and your motherhood experience so far. Relaxation. 

 

Week 2: Self care and finding balance. Exploring ways to feel like yourself again and to look after yourself without feeling guilty. Remembering who YOU are and what you enjoy. Understanding the importance of refilling your cup so you have more energy and resilience to care for your tiny human. Relaxation. 

 

Week 3. Emotional recovery and wellbeing. How do you really feel? Understanding the normal range of emotions that we may feel postnatally. Creating tools for dealing with more intense feelings like overwhelm and anxiety, and tougher days. Mindful practice for overwhelm. 

 

Week 4: Physical wellbeing. A focus on positive physical recovery after birth. Conversations around postnatal body image and learning to appreciate your amazing postpartum body. Self-compassion meditation. 

 

 

Postnatal Wellbeing Sessions FAQ's and What If's? 

 

What if my baby screams the place down (/has a poo explosion/needs feeding/other?)

I'm a mum of 3 little ones (+ my middle one had reflux) so no amount of crying/wriggling/fussing phases me! That's what babies do, and it'll be someone else's next week. This is a safe environment for you to breast feed, bottle feed, change nappies (and whatever else you need to do to make yourself comfortable) and for your babies to express themselves. And I'm always delighted to hold your baby for you -only if you are happy to of course!

What about confidentiality?

This is a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can be honest and yourself. Everything is shared in confidence. We respect each other's choices and opinions, and support each other. 

 

Is this a bit 'Woo'?

I'm all for that but No. I promise there won't be any naked dancing with sage sticks being waved about!

There is nothing remotely weird about this. It's just mums who enjoy each others' companies coming together as a group, sharing the highs and lows of motherhood, figuring out how you want your motherhood to be and feeling looked after and more like yourself along the way. 

What if I don't want to share?

Absolutely fine, you don't have to! You and your baby are so welcome either way. You can listen, and relax and join in as much or as little as you like.

Please book a free call if you have any questions.

I'm very happy to talk anything through with you!

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Private Postnatal Wellbeing sessions 

Choose from The Postnatal Prep or The Postnatal MOT sessions. Available online via Zoom or in person (Winchester area)

The Postnatal Prep [antenatal session]

90 minutes | £75 (or Book both The Postnatal Prep and Postnatal MOT sessions for £120)

What is covered?

  • Bespoke session to prepare for a positive postnatal period, emotionally and practically, usually delivered in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

  • What to expect and what you can put in place in pregnancy to make the transition to parenthood as smooth as possible. 

  • Exploring specific concerns and setting realistic expectations for your 4th trimester.

  • A range of topics to choose from, centred around YOU including:

    • Self care and finding balance. Easy ways to feel like you again and refill your cup so you have more energy and resilience to care for your tiny human.

    • Emotional recovery and wellbeing. Normalising the common feelings that might come up and simple techniques for dealing with more intense emotions like overwhelm and anxiety.

    • Physical recovery. A focus on physical healing and learning to appreciate our wonderful postpartum bodies. 

    • Relationships and Intimacy. Tips for staying connected and restoring intimacy with your partner in the postpartum period. Addressing any relationship issue you may be facing - with your partner, other children, friends or family. 

    • Mindful feeding and Rest. Simple approaches for a bonding feeding experience and for surviving the middle of the night feeds. How to get as much rest as possible and actually rest when the baby sleeps.

    • Any other topic which would support you postnatally! 

  • Simple techniques to help you manage tougher days, to practice in pregnancy

  • A personalised Postnatal Wellbeing Plan sent to you afterwards to revisit when your baby is here 

The Postnatal MOT session(s) 

For women in the 4th trimester and beyond 

90 minutes | £75

What is covered?

  • A personalised session completely tailored to your needs⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • An ‘emotional MOT’ to check-in on your postpartum experience and reflect on your birth ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • A range of topics to choose from, such as:

    • Self care and finding balance. Easy ways to feel like you again and refill your cup so you have more energy and resilience to care for your tiny human.

    • Emotional recovery and wellbeing. Normalising the common feelings that might come up and simple techniques for dealing with more intense emotions like overwhelm and anxiety.

    • Physical recovery. A focus on physical healing and learning to appreciate our wonderful postpartum bodies. 

    • Relationships and Intimacy. Tips for staying connected and restoring intimacy with your partner in the postpartum period. Addressing any relationship issue you may be facing - with your partner, other children, friends or family. 

    • Mindful feeding and Rest. Simple approaches for a bonding feeding experience and for surviving the middle of the night feeds. How to get as much rest as possible and actually rest when the baby sleeps.

    • Any other topic which would support you postnatally! 

  • Practical tips and simple techniques for getting through tougher days and finding more enjoyment in the beautiful chaos of the postpartum period⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Your very own personalised Postnatal Wellbeing Plan sent to you afterwards⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Newborns are of course VIP guests, whatever mood they are in!⠀⠀⠀​​

 

Book a call to have a chat and ask all your questions (with no obligation to sign up afterwards!) 

'It was so great to have the time and space to discuss everything and have a think about a plan for optimising my postnatal enjoyment, health and wellbeing. Taking that time to myself was amazing and gave me the space to think about what I wanted to prioritise and how I might be able to do that.'