July 15, 7:30pm-9:30pm *VIRTUAL*
August 4, 7:30pm-9:30pm *VIRTUAL*
September 15, 7:30pm-9:30pm *VIRTUAL*
Do you feel prepared for life in the immediate days and weeks after childbirth?
Too many people prepare for the birth itself or life with a newborn but don’t know to think about the postpartum experience for the adults at home. In order to encourage a seamless physical recovery, decrease your likelihood of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, and increase family bonding we encourage you to talk through the moving parts of postpartum life before you give birth!
Some of the topics we will discuss in this 2-hour workshop are the physical needs and emotional needs following labor and delivery (including ways to increase rest, move mindfully, and eat well). You’ll walk away with strategies for maintaining a healthy relationship with your newborn as well as your partner.
We will go over the differences between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse, and anyone else you might want in your circle of support. We’ll also touch on essential products and resources for self-care. This class is a must-take for everyone. Partners are HIGHLY encouraged to attend!
This class is taught by Birthsmarter educator, Beth.
Great as a standalone class, but we love to bundle this class with our Lactation (Not So) Basics and Newborn Care classes for a comprehensive education! Book all five classes in one transaction for 10% off with the code BUNDLE. All classes include you + your support team.
When should you take this class?
We recommend you take Postpartum Planning between week 28 and week 34. Some people like to take this class earlier because getting a realistic understanding of the postpartum period can help you curate your registry items and make a plan with work and family for life after baby.
In a world where it is difficult to keep sight of what is most important Birth Smarter aims to call our attention back to what is valuable. Do you notice that expectant parents spend more time choosing a stroller than they do a midwife or obstetrician? More time arranging their nursery than arranging comprehensive support for after the birth. As a business we have the power to convince you that pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period are worth investing in. If we don’t, women and families suffer and you miss the opportunity to build an intentional foundation for your family; the foundation on which we’d like our society to rest.
Birth Smarter lives in the space where biology meets society, wisdom meets data, and empathy meets activism. We believe that transparency is the key to birth, babies, and business, that it is always worth investing in parents, and that together, we can change the world. Our unique birth and parenting classes offer expecting parents and their support team the information and practice that will enable them to think critically and improvise during high stakes moments. Our continuing education workshops empower health and wellness professionals to become trusted pillars of their perinatal community. We’re shaping the future, one birth at a time.