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Becoming a Mother
March 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until March 16, 2019
Your birth preferences are polished, your registry is live, but do you have the resources you need to heal & thrive once that sweet baby of yours is in arms? We live in a culture that prizes pregnancy, birth, and “must haves” for baby, but offers little support to birthing women for perhaps the biggest transformation they’ll have in this lifetime ~ becoming a mother. Many new moms are ashamed and confused by their experience of early motherhood when their realities of depletion don’t match the more common narrative of elation & bliss. This series aims to soften your transition by connecting you through candid conversation with women who’ve been there as well as local perinatal health specialists that will serve as an invaluable resource in your fourth trimester and beyond. You’ll be guided through the creation of a personalized post-birth support plan that ensures you’re well cared for during this influential season of life.
Gather weekly with fellow expecting mamas as you:
Explore how you want to feel your first year post-birth and identify your personal needs for a healthy beginning
Establish a “Postpartum Support Plan” full of practical systems + resources that create space for rest and bonding with your new family
Learn the “what I wish I’d knowns” from maternal health specialists on important topics like breastfeeding, emotional + physical recovery, relationship shifts, & healing postpartum nutrition
Share in meaningful conversation about your hopes, fears, and anticipations surrounding birth and motherhood
Practice and receive care in the form of gentle movement + meditation, nourishing bites, space, and solidarity
The most essential ingredient to your health as a new mother is community, which is why we keep our group size small to encourage authentic, lasting connections that lift you up in motherhood.
Session + Presenter Details:
NURTURING THE MOTHER // NURTURING YOURSELF & YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Gina Janc of Bring Back the Village, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist and Pre and Perinatal Educator
2/23 (*note time change for this session only)
NOURISHING THE MOTHER // HEALING FOODS FOR POSTPARTUM RECOVERY
Lauray MacElhern, co-founder, teacher, & trainer of the UCSD Natural Healing & Cooking program & the UCSD Integrative Nutrition program.
MOTHERING THE MOTHER // POSTPARTUM CARE & BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
One Moon Doula Services, provider of professional postpartum care services to new families in San Diego, including breastfeeding support.
HEALING THE MOTHER PART 2 // CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE FOR POSTPARTUM RECOVERY
Dr. Bonnie Fischer, D.C., Dr. Rachel Richards, D.C., Tamera Roe, Licensed Acupuncturist
GUIDING THE MOTHER // WISDOM FOR THE ‘MOTHERHOOD TRANSFORMATION’
Dr. Christine Sterling, MD, award-winning OB|GYN and maternal health expert
HEALING THE MOTHER PART 1 // PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH & RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT
Dr. Nikki Cohen, PT, & Sara Mehrafshani, Nutritious Movement® certified Restorative Exercise Specialist & yoga instructor
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