Postpartum Depression, Postnatal, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Baby

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

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 help you as you prepare to enter into parenthood.

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!

Nice to meet you!

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.

You may be thinking. . .

“I am not sure I will have time, I feel overwhelmed with getting ready for the baby”.  

  • Much of the information is most helpful to know during pregnancy. There are audio downloads to make it convenient to listen and learn on the go or while you are preparing the nursery!
  • You can skip around through the course and view the videos that seem most important to you now and view the other videos, to serve as reminders and guides, when you have your baby.
  • You will have full, lifetime access to the courses. If the courses should ever "close", you will be notified and have time to finish viewing the modules and get all of the downloads.

“My pregnancy brain is real and I may forget to access the course”. 

  • I have you covered!  I fully understand pregnancy brain.  My midwife kept telling me I had it during pregnancy and I tried to deny it.
  • I will e-mail you weekly to remind you to access each module of the course and tell you abut live calls and how to join.

“This is not my first baby, I have already experienced postpartum.”

  • Through the fog of “newborn land” it may be difficult to recall everything you needed or wish you would have known then.
  • There are videos on preparing your family and nurturing your relationship with your partners as you grow your family! 

“There is so much to buy for getting ready for the baby; I don’t have the extra cash.” 

  • I want to make this as affordable as possible for you to have all of your questions answered (even the ones you don’t know you have) and have the support you need as you welcome your baby.
  • There is a payment plan option of 4 payments of $70.  
  • You, your baby, and your postpartum experience is WORTH THE INVESTMENT!

"I already had my baby."

  • There are many modules in the courses that will guide you as you navigate breastfeeding and your healing and strengthening of your body postpartum.
  • There are also modules that will guide you as you navigate the emotions of new parenthood.

My Shower Gift to You!

Let's chat for 30 minutes over hot tea. 

You can ask me anything and I will guide you, help you process your birth, encourage you, and answer your questions.

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