- Trends in pregnancy and birthing that may be different from their time
- Current feeding recommendations (both for milk/formula and then for solids)
- Safety recommendations
- Normal baby elimination
- Benefits of proximity/attachment
- Normal postpartum mental wellness
- Skin to skin, cord care, bathing, diapering, SIDS, car seat safety, and more!
All while providing a true understanding of why things may have changed since their time parenting!
Villagers Workshop: Planning for a Wonderful Postpartum, Together!
I also offer the above in a Villagers Format!
One of the most important things we can do while still waiting for baby’s arrival is to plan for our postpartum time. It is often left off of the list while we are busy planning for the birth and setting up the nursery, but but we also need to prepare to handle our postpartum time emotionally, physically, and mentally.
A wonderful way to do so is to get together with everyone who will be involved in helping your family after baby arrives; aunt, best friend, partner, mother, cousin, doula etc. Everyone wants to help but sometimes we don’t know what the new parents want and we hold back for fear of stepping on toes. Parents also tend to hold back in asking for help as we tend not to be accustomed to accepting we need it, let alone know how to ask. It is thus best for everyone; the new parents, the baby, and the extended family alike, to make it clear from the get go.
We all sit together in a fun and relaxed environment and get on the same page for what you envision your postpartum time to be. Everyone leaves feeling empowered with their role at how they will help.
This workshop also includes many topics for planning for your postpartum. We will go over the ‘not so typical registry list’ that includes things like:
- Prioritizing Self-Care
- Utilizing Nutrition
- Setting up Systems
- Meal Trains
- and more!
Fees: Only $97 for each of these 2 hour workshops, a great Shower Gift!
Combination Workshop: Grandparents & Villagers
Combine all of the material from both workshops for a discounted price of only $149, for a fun three hours together learning everything listed above!
Contact me anytime to schedule your Grandparents or Villagers Workshop.
“For those who have family helping out, the villagers workshop is really helpful prenatally, for managing expectations, and having an advocate for the new mom when it comes to parenting choices which may not be in line with what in-laws may have been accustomed to.”
“I met Julia through two seminars that she was putting on at the local library and I can’t say enough good things about her!
She is kind hearted, soft spoken, knowledgeable and overall a very caring and compassionate person.
Being a Mom herself she is very relatable and made me feel like everything I was experiencing and going through was normal. She offered me support and guidance on how to approach the changes I was facing being a new mom trying to balance all of the duties and responsibilities that come with that, working full time, and being a wife not to mention the daily tasks of running a household.
She has so much patience for one on one discussions and never made any question feel insignificant.
Her presence in the community is truly amazing.
I would highly recommend Julia for her wealth of knowledge as well as her kind hearted personality.
It was very easy to speak to her and while I have not known her for very long it feels like we have known each other for years as she was that easy to open up to.
I wish I would have known about all of her services earlier!”