Preparing Prenatally for After Birth

Planning now to experience joy with your newborn!


"50% - 80% of new mothers experience some form of anxiety or depression during the postpartum period, and many women find it hard to immediately bond and connect with their newborn." -Dr. Andra Brosh, Clinical Psychologist

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The nitty gritty details of what's inside:

The course is divided into modules and will be sent to your inbox weekly so you can move through the course at your own pace.  There are PDF downloads to reference during your labor.

Learn about the binge worthy videos below!

Writing your Birth Plan?  You also need a Postpartum Plan!

I have taken the guess work out of wondering what you need and how to prepare for life after birth.  You will get a Postpartum Plan download to take the stress out of planning and give you peace of mind that you are ready to welcome your baby! 

It's time to set up your nursery!

It's an exciting and fun time! Whether you have designated a certain room in your house or are creating a nook in a room for your new baby, enjoy learning tips to help you as you dream!

Wondering what happens immediately after delivery? 

Depending on the place you give birth, newborn care and postpartum procedures may be different. You will get a general idea of what to expect and questions to discuss with your partner and your care provider.

The Unexpected

It is difficult to think about the unexpected happening: Pre-term Labor, Postpartum Depression, and Miscarriage/Stillbirth. Hearing stories and being prepared, if you were to experience any of these events, can help you cope with grace and peace.

Wondering how / where to find help and support? 

You may be thinking you should  be able to do it on your own . . . but it will be extremely valuable to have help so you can really enjoy your new baby without the stress of taking care of everything else! You will hear birth and postpartum professionals share their support and services to help ease your transition so you can experience postpartum bliss! 

Wondering how to prepare your mama heart for life with a newborn?

Preparing your heart for motherhood is as important as preparing your baby’s nursery. I will guide you through a visualization to imagine yourself as a parent and then share part one of a story of a strong and courageous woman. Her heroic journey parallels the transition from pregnancy to postpartum. You will take time for reflection on your own transition as you discover ways her story can guide you and your partner to process and embrace the rite of passage through birth and the postpartum transition.

I want to be practically and emotionally prepared for birth and the transition to parenthood!

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Shalene Massie; CD, CBE

Hi, I'm a wife, mother of 2 girls, certified Doula and Childbirth/ Postpartum Educator.  I have been mentoring parents since 2012 along their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys.  

I am an advanced certified mentor through Birthing From Within®, owner of Rhythm of Birth Doula Services and Childbirth Education, creator of Postpartum Journey e-course, and lead coordinator of the NRV Birth Collective.

"The "Postpartum Journey" taught me to slow down, stay present, and really reflect on the time following the birth of my baby. I learned that there are a wide range of emotions, all of which are very real. The story of Inanna was a powerful metaphor for the psychological transition from the pre- to post- natal period. It is a reminder that I, too, will one day have a story to share about this very sensitive time in my life." ~ Holly

"Postpartum Journey has something for everyone.  The clean layout, relevant topics and realistic approach of this program impress me. My own son came one month early, and so I found myself with my hands and heart full, yet unprepared! I know that having so many valuable and encouraging resources organized and available would have really supported my journey." ~Tara

"This course has helped me tremendously.  The videos were informative and allowed me to work at my own pace. The downloadable worksheets and video transcripts also made it possible to absorb the information in various ways. The best part of the video course is Shalene's expertise and added value by incorporating other experts in the course to propel me in the right direction from pregnancy to parenthood." ~ Shola

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