Postnatal Planning Session
When it comes to pregnancy, we put a lot of effort into preparing for birth, but we rarely put much thought into planning for the postnatal period. The benefit of postnatal planning is that you can have important conversations before your baby arrives, before you’re sleep-deprived, & before you’re desperate for support.
Many cultures around the world have traditions surrounding the postnatal period, with up to 40 days of rest, healing foods and drinks, and support from friends and family. Your role is simply to look after your new baby. In the western world, we often don’t have that village around us, and we believe that once we’ve had a baby we should just continue our lives as normal, doing household chores, and feeling guilty for resting and healing.
Having a postnatal plan ensures you have that support in place, and people know in advance what they can do to help. If you’d like support in creating a postnatal plan, and the opportunity to chat through your options, then the 1:1 postnatal planning session is for you!.
WHAT WILL WE COVER?
During the course of the session we will cover;
- What to consider immediately post-birth
- Your new life with your baby
- Managing visitors
- Making sure you eat well
- Navigating the fourth trimester
- Tricks to make life easier
- Feeding your baby
- Managing Sleep
This session is designed for you and your partner (or whoever will be your main support postnatally) and can take place online via Zoom, or in your home. Sessions can be held in the evening or at weekends. Use the link below to book a free call to arrange.
Sessions run for an hour and a half and are £50.
Additional hours available on request.
If you are unable to attend the session, a full refund will be provided when 4 or more days notice is given. After this time a 50% refund will be given. Cancellations on the day will not receive a refund.
Should the session be cancelled by me, a full refund will be given.
Starting Solids Workshop
When all your baby has eaten for months is milk, the idea of introducing other foods into their diet can be a bit daunting. There are so many books, websites and magazines giving your conflicting advice, not to mention the well-meaning comments from friends and family. It’s hard to know where to start!
So, when should you start? What meal should you start with? Do you need baby rice? (the short answer is ‘no’!) What about the foods labelled ‘from 4 months? Do you need special equipment? How much milk does my baby need? Is there anything I can’t give? How can I make sure my baby isn’t a fussy eater? What about allergies? Will I give my baby a sweet tooth if I start with fruits? What even is baby-led weaning?
This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you the latest evidence-based information so you can make the best informed choices for you and your baby. We’ll keep it simple, answering all your questions along the way, and leaving you feeling confident and ready for this next part of the journey with your baby.
WHAT WILL WE COVER?
During the course of the workshop we will cover;
- Baby-led weaning
- Spoon/puree feeding
- The difference before & after 6 months
- Signs of readiness
- Combining approaches
- Meal ideas
This workshop is designed for parents, but grandparents and other carers are also welcome to attend (each booking is for 2 adults). An electronic copy of the ‘Chilled Mama Starting Solids Guide’ will be provided to each booking after the workshop. You are more than welcome to bring your baby with you!
Next workshop – Tuesday 26th July, 1-3.30pm
The Drayton Centre, PO6 1PA
£25 per adult, or £35 for 2 adults attending from the same family.
If you are unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be provided when 4 or more days notice is given. After this time a 50% refund will be given. Cancellations on the day will not receive a refund.
Should the workshop be cancelled by me, a full refund will be given.
If you would like to organise an in-person workshop with friends, I can deliver in your own home. Private (1:1) workshops available on request, in person or via Zoom.