Many women (myself included) picture themselves finishing work and having a mini holiday when their baby arrives. A settled or sleeping baby while mum goes out for long walks, taking up a new hobby, enjoying coffee or lunch with friends, while baby readily accepts new cuddles form everyone.
We imagine a mum who is seen to have it all together: Well dressed, hair up, house tidy.
However, for the majority of us, this isn’t the case. Even with post birth support, many mothers find the first six weeks postpartum in a state of confusion, over tired, and wondering how they will ever get their life back in order. A lot may have little support. Fathers who are required to go back to work after 2 weeks, FIFO families, and many families living away from grandparents, family and friends.
How much research have you done into what having a newborn is like?
It’s ok to admit you’ve been busy focusing on the important and immediate pregnancy and birth concerns first.
Don’t dread those first few weeks of sleep deprivation, confusion with feeding and routines.
Prepare yourself for postpartum life with our online downloadable classes.
What do our Postnatal classes offer?
Postnatal classes take 3 hours to complete and are available to download so you can complete online.
Ever wondered what the best babyshower gift for a first time mum is?
Sadly, it’s not that super cute fluffy onesie with the buttons all over it.
or the baby bath toy that makes 10 different squeaking noises.
It’s an education in the first 6 weeks post birth.
Did you know 1 in 7 women experience postnatal depression?*
Most likely due to lack of support, unrealistic expectations, lack of sleep and lack of education in what having a baby is really like.
In the last 10 years families where both parents work has increased by 10% with a 6% decrease in stay at home mums. Financial strains and the need for ‘me’ time.
Therefore for most of us this previous post birth period is short lived.
Give them a gift they’ll never forget, Postnatal classes
* Sources: Healthy Families
Read some of helpful articles on our blog for prenatal care:
Read more about me, Charlotte, and why I choose to teach birth classes and post birth support.