Your Postpartum Journey

A field guide as you are caring for your baby!

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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!

Your heart preparation continues . . .

You begin with part two of Inanna's story and journey with her as she makes her postpartum return. Her story will help you prepare to embrace challenges and possible changes to your ideal plan of labor.  Inanna's journey is a symbolic rite of passage of your soul, like you will experience a rite of passage during your birth and postpartum period.

Have you wondered if babies come with an instruction manual?

Every baby is different, however you will get the basics to bring you peace of mind as you learn to care for your newborn. Binge on these 10 "Baby Basics" videos and feel ready for your baby!

Anxious about feeding your baby?

There are many questions, concerns, and stigmas that arise while learning to feed your baby. Get your questions answered, learn breastfeeding positions, and to recognize a proper latch while sitting cozy on your couch!

If you are not planning to breastfeed, you will feel supported while hearing from a mama about her experience letting go of nursing and deciding to exclusively bottle-feed.

Everyone says I am going to be exhausted! 

You are going to be TIRED! Yes, lack of sleep is one of the biggest challenges of postpartum. Newborns need to be fed through the night, their days and nights are mixed up, and some are more fussy than others. You will learn from a certified sleep consultant about baby sleep patterns and when they might need support and training to develop healthy sleep patterns so everyone will eventually get more rest!  

How can I prepare for parenthood with my partner?

Having a new baby can be an exciting and stressful time. New parents share their stories and tips to help you learn to work together and support each other in this huge transition in your life!

Encouraging stories from moms like you!

You will hear moms, that have been where you are, share their postpartum experiences. They offer their heartfelt encouragement that you can watch anytime. day or night, when you are feeling alone, exhausted, and discouraged. You will also hear moms share tips on transitioning back to work so you can begin to prepare emotionally and practically for being away from your baby.

Will my body ever be normal again?

It is OK to wonder if the baby pooch and excess baby weight will go away. Physical therapists share about rehab vs. exercise, what not to do, and ways to heal and strengthen your body postpartum. You will also learn, from nutritionists, ways to stay healthy before and after birth.

Can I get advice on parenting too?

Yes! Parenting experts from Bebo Mia share advice and tips for parenting a newborn.  Some of these may surprise you! 

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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