Postpartum Prep is a class specifically focused on learning about the postpartum period and how to prepare for a healthy and thriving postpartum recovery. This class is perfect for the first time parent that wants to learn the ins and outs of postpartum and how to face challenges with information, tools and resources. We will discuss postpartum recovery, how to take care of the postpartum parent, the importance of nutrition, and how to create a plan that will help you thrive postpartum.
Choose the GROUP CLASS option and learn alongside other parents or choose the FAMILY CLASS option and bring the class to your circle of support (up to 10 family/friends).
Postpartum Belly Binding is a great way to support your postpartum physical recovery. Belly binding will help you feel rooted and grounded in your body again and support your organs and muscles with loving touch and supportive realignment. Each one on one session is conducted virtually and lasts for about 1 hours.
Who it’s for:
This virtual workshop is for the first time parent who wants to wear their baby but needs some guidance and pointers from a postpartum professional. Perfect for you if you have picked out (or have been gifted) a carrier, wrap or other babywearing gear to wear you newborn and want some help getting started with it.
1 hour of virtual babywearing instruction. I will cover topics like:
I will also help you get started or troubleshoot with a carrier that you already own.
Who it’s for:
This virtual workshop is for new parents who are interested in using reusable cloth diapers and need help getting started. Perfect for you if you are tired of wading through endless Google search results and feel more confused than when you started.
1 hour virtual workshop where I will explain things like the anatomy of a cloth diaper and materials, absorbency and sizing. I will also teach you how to:
First, choose the workshops you would like to attend and register on the workshop registration page.
You will receive a confirmation email with all of the important details.
Put the workshop date and time on your calendar and gather any materials or tools you will need for your workshop.
Do the prep work listed in your confirmation email.
Grab your cup of tea and come to your virtual workshop ready to learn, engage with other parents like you and get ready to thrive postpartum!
You deserve it!
A postpartum doula is a perinatal professional trained specifically in postpartum care and newborn care. A postpartum doula’s mission is to provide support during the post birth stage of the childbearing year. Some postpartum doulas also help new parents prepare ahead of time for the postpartum season. Postpartum doulas are trained to recognize normal postpartum recovery and newborn development. They also have an extensive list of resources and referrals available for you if the fall out of the range of normal. Doulas are tapped into your local birth and parenting communities.
A baby nurse or night nurse is a medical nursing professional usually with an RN certification. Their mission is to bring their medical expertise into the home for families and babies with needs beyond their birthing place. Many baby nurses and night nurses are familiar with NICU and PICU and specialize in helping those families or families who need help with clinical tasks like weights checks and administering medication. A baby nurse or night nurse is perfect for families with special needs or serious post birth complications.
A nanny is a childcare professional trained specifically to supervise and care for children and is hired to do so in the absence of their parents.
A nanny’s mission is to take over child care so that the parents can do other important activities like going to work or date night. A nanny cares for children as young as 6 weeks old all the way up to 18 years old.
Working with a postpartum doula will give you evidence based and real world based education, a huge boost of confidence and the understanding help you need navigate early motherhood successfully.
Here are just a few ways that education, confidence and support benefit you as a new mother:
More self-efficacy aka belief in yourself that you can do this
Smoother transition into mother role
More satisfaction with your body and how you are healing
Reach your breastfeeding goals
More understanding of newborn emotional and physical needs and behaviors
More independent confidence in new role
Less risk for postpartum depression or perinatal mood disorders
Less exhaustion, frustration and apprehension
Smoother return to work
I suggest booking your postpartum doula as far in advanced as possible. Ideally 12 weeks or even earlier will allow you to maximize all of the support and resources that your postpartum doula has.
The postpartum doula doula search can be daunting. You want to be sure that the postpartum doula you love will be available to support you. This means signing that contact and securing your spot on their calendar as soon as possible.
If you wait and they aren’t available this could leave you scrambling for support or worse going with out the help at all.
Most new parents do’t start looking for a postpartum doula until baby is already born. And at this point they are desperate and may choose anyone who is available instead of being able to take time to find a postpartum doula they really love and work well with.
The Prima Mama Signature package is designed to provide in person doula support during the first 6 to 8 weeks after birth. However, if you choose a start day 2 weeks or more after birth you can will end 6 weeks weeks from that start date. If you really love The Prima Mama experience you can book for another 6 weeks.
Proudly providing pregnancy and postpartum support to new families in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.