Welcome to Peaceful Postnatal
Would you like to emerge from the postnatal months as a calm, connected and confident mother?
Expectant parents, are you overwhelmed by the conflicting parenting advice being hurled at you from all directions?
Are you already feeling the pressure of balancing work, family, friends and self-care?
You’ve done a lot of planning for the upcoming birth, but you haven’t thought much about what will happen after your baby arrives. You only know that you don’t want to be exhausted, overwhelmed, and isolated.
If this isn’t your first child, you already know from experience how challenging the early months with a newborn can be, especially if you’re juggling the needs of your older children. Do you want it to be different this time?
It can be different.
Your postnatal transformation can be a time of deep relaxation and peaceful contentment. When mothers are supported and nurtured for the weeks and months after birth, the benefits last a lifetime.
Do you have a clear vision of what your life will look like, after your baby is born?
Maybe you know that you want to feel confident, relaxed, and deeply contented. But when you imagine the reality of life with a tiny newborn, you just don’t see how you can create that vision.
Or maybe you have no idea of how life after baby is going to be! You are excited, looking forward to meeting your baby, but you are also anxious (maybe even a little terrified!). You can barely imagine life with a newborn – how on earth are you supposed to plan for such a powerful transformation?
Whatever your vision for life with baby, I am here to help you make it a reality. Or, if you don’t yet have a clear idea of what that life might look like for you, we’ll first work together to identify your unique vision.
How we work together
Hi! I’m Antonia. Like many of you, I relocated to Canberra away from my friends and family. When I arrived, pregnant with my first child, I knew virtually nobody.
After giving birth, I was isolated, lonely, and bewildered by the massive transition of motherhood.
But it doesn’t have to be this way for you. I want to give you the insider knowledge to build your own village of support, transcend your fears and doubts, and create a peaceful postnatal.
During your pregnancy, I help you create your unique vision of motherhood. I listen to your stories: what you hope for, what you fear, what is still unclear for you.
I help you bring to light the answers within you, rather than bombarding you with specific advice (you get enough of that elsewhere). I encourage you to “learn your baby” rather than learn a book.
In my introductory workshops, I also highlight how modern research provides the “missing piece” to traditional postnatal care. I love sharing empirical studies that give us the WHY and HOW of the postnatal transformation. You will hear me talk a lot about the chemical and physical changes in the postnatal brain and body, and the scientific evidence supporting positive outcomes for mother and baby.
After your baby is born, I provide intensive in-home support, with nutritious home-cooked meals, restorative massage, and practical tasks. Bellybinding, helping you plan your mother blessing, and connecting you to local services are all part of my premium support packages.
Whether you choose my basic or extended support package, I continue to support you for a full year, with a private Mothers Circle, Birth Story Medicine sessions, and online support. If unexpected events take shape, we work together to protect your mental and physical health, so you can cope with anything.
My premium postnatal packages are tailored to meet the specific needs of you and your family. The best way to book a package is to first attend a workshop and then schedule a free postnatal planning session. To learn more, please book into a workshop or schedule a private consultation.
What’s the Next Step?
Once a month, I run a workshop for expectant couples in Canberra. My workshops are cosy and relaxing, and you will go home feeling prepared, confident and informed. I provide a delicious sampling of my postnatal menu so you can get a taste of what it means to relax and be nurtured. Please come just as you are, with your partner if you have one, and relax while I walk you through The Magical Ingredients to a Peaceful Postnatal.
I can’t wait to meet you and help you plan your peaceful postnatal!