What Is The Becoming Mother Package
You’ve taken your birth prep classes, your nursery is ready to go, you are as ready as you will be to welcome your baby. But... what you haven’t given much thought to is how to fully support your transition into motherhood and your postpartum healing plan. Yes...you need a plan too.
The Becoming Mother package is designed to help you prepare physically, emotionally, and spiritually for the birth of your child and to help you prepare the resources you need to feel fully supported and nourished in your transition to motherhood. In addition to preparing for birth through pelvic floor physical therapy,, it includes holistic postpartum care to help you recover and set a good foundation for years to come.
The quality of our postpartum healing plays a role in our hormonal health for years to come including our ability to gracefully transition through menopause.
What it includes:
Empowered Birth + Postpartum Preparation looks like:
P: Pelvic Floor Prep: Learning how to relax and lengthen your pelvic floor to allow the baby to descend in the birth canal. Learn efficient pushing techniques and positions. Know how to push is rarely taught, but can be so important in both unmedicated and medicated births alike.
O: Open Mind: Understand your beliefs about birth...before you are in the birth room. Often our beliefs and attitudes of what we think our birth should look like or be can influence birth outcomes and play a role in emotional challenges during birth itself.
W: Welcoming Pelvis: Physical traumas including falls, surgeries, and prior births can all affect the babies ability to drop into the pelvis and navigate it’s way down the birth canal. Through targeted hands on techniques and exercises we will prepare your pelvis to welcome the baby down and in??
E: Environment Prep: Your nervous system is constantly seeking cues of safety or threat in your environment. In order for your pelvic floor to relax, your body MUST feel safe in your environment. You will learn specific nervous system based strategies to create safety in your birthing environment, and strategies adjust when plans change.
R: Recovery: The 4th trimester is the first 3 months following birth and is considered a sacred window of healing. The quality of your healing during this time can play into health outcomes in menopause and beyond. Rest and Recovery is paramount. Having adequate support is essential in giving your body what it needs and creating an environment for you to bond with your baby. Rest, Nourishment, and Bonding are the priorities of this phase. Together we will map out your postpartum recovery plan based on what is most important to you. You have the option to receive in-home postpartum physical therapy starting as soon as 2 weeks post delivery.