Congratulations on your pregnancy! You are about to embark on one of the most important, transformational journeys of your life.
- Freaking out wondering what life with a baby is actually like?
- Overwhelmed by the truckloads of conflicting parenting advice you’ve been getting?
- Panicking at the thought that you aren’t maternal enough or experienced enough to care for a baby?
It’s no wonder you feel overwhelmed. Society has programmed us to believe that women have a “maternal instinct” that kicks into overdrive as soon as we become pregnant, but nothing could be farther from the truth! Most new mothers don’t have a clue about how to look after a newborn – plenty of them have never even held a baby before.
So you do the obvious thing and reach for a parenting book. And another. And another….until your brain feels like porridge and you’re even more confused than before.
But you don’t learn mothering from books…you learn it from real mothers – including yourself.
For thousands of years, human beings learned how to parent simply by interacting with mothers & babies. Even today, mothers in traditional societies parent their babies side-by-side with other mothers…supporting each other, offering help, making mistakes without fear of judgment, and sharing the load.
What if you could have that kind of rock-solid support…for an entire year?
How would you like to relax into your first year of motherhood, instead of feeling confused and overwhelmed?
Imagine navigating huge transitions – such as the newborn stage, returning to work, or weaning – with an experienced mum & trained postnatal doula by your side every step of the way.
Imagine having someone there to show you how to bathe your baby without them screaming their head off, remove a baby onesie without getting poo all over your baby’s head, set up your sleeping space to maximise the amount of sleep you get…all those little tricks of the trade that you never really think about when you’re pregnant!
If you like the sound of that, let’s get to know each other better.
Here are some of the ways I support first-time mums – click to learn more: