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Postpartum Planning

Our culture spends quite a bit of time planning for pregnancy and birth, but not the postpartum period. Will you have what you actually need in my baby registry? What can I expect postpartum? Is my car seat installed properly? There are so many questions and we have answers!

Lisa and Lexi are here to help you prepare for the postpartum and all the questions it brings.  Together they offer decades of experience in everything newborn and postpartum related.

Postpartum Planning Session

What happens once the baby arrives? Having a postpartum plan is more important now than ever. Feeling empowered and prepared for your journey to parenthood is crucial.

Postpartum planning ensures that you and your family have a plan as to how your needs and wants will be accomplished in the postpartum period. I will also help prepare you for the postpartum healing, physical and emotional issues that come postpartum, caring for a newborn, newborn sleep, household management, and more.

Topics covered are:

    • Physical Recovery
    • Emotional RecoveryPostpartum Planning
    • Thriving Day-to-Day
    • Common Postpartum Issues
    • Newborn Care
    • Newborn Sleep
    • Breastfeeding/Formula Guidance
    • Newborn Supply List
    • Postpartum Supply List
    • Questions for Your Pediatrician
    • Preparing Siblings
    • Postpartum Mood Disorders
    • Affirmations
    • Local Resources

The consultation includes a 50-page  Postpartum Planning workbook, the Sleep Guide for 0-6 months as well as a 1.5-hour virtual consult. The virtual consult will be customized to go over the workbook and answer specific questions for your unique postpartum situation.

Consultation & guides are provided by Lisa Falkenstein. Lisa is a certified postpartum doula, certified newborn care specialist as well as a certified lactation counselor, and dual certified pediatric sleep consultant. Lisa has a passion for empowering families during their transition into parenthood.

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Baby Registry Consultation

Want to avoid the burden of returning a bunch of stuff that’s cute, but doesn’t work for your goals AND save hundreds of dollars?

Baby registry itemsTake the first step in investing in your parenting journey by having a retired career nanny with over 12 years of experience do the legwork of finding what fits your family’s exact needs so you can focus on nesting and preparing emotionally for the baby.

  • 1-hour video consultation
  • Research on specific products, services, and community resources to fit your needs and desires; no upselling products due to brand sponsorship
  • Optional add-on: have Lexi build, customize, and manage your entire registry.





Car Seat Fit Check

With so many options come so many nuances! Take the guesswork out of learning the ins and outs of your child’s car seat including proper usage, fit, and installation by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. CPST will make sure the car seat is properly installed according to your vehicle’s and the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. Rest assured that your Little will ride as safely as possible.Car seat tech

  • Travel fee may apply if farther than 25 minutes from Lakewood, Ohio.
  • Optional add-on: have Lexi come shopping with you to find a car seat that fits your vehicle and your family’s needs.

Baby Registry & Car Seat Fit Checks are offered by Lexi. Lexi is a Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Support Counselor, BabyWearing Educator, and Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Lexi has a passion for educating and supporting families in their postpartum journey.


Lisa is a supportive, caring, and sincere person who brings positive and calming energy to the room. She has gone above and beyond helping me and my family cope with challenges postpartum. I highly recommend her!
Sora S.
I highly recommend Lisa to all moms.

Lisa helped us for six weeks when our third child was born. Although I was not a first time mom, it had been 4 years since my second child arrived and Lisa was an invaluable resource for me in all things related to baby. Lisa was so calm and natural with our daughter; she made me immediately feel at ease. When Lisa was with us, I was able to truly relax and get some real rest as I felt so confident that our baby was in good hands. She was also a pleasure to have around. My husband and I were sad when our six weeks with Lisa was over, not only because she had been so helpful, but also because we were going to miss talking with her!

I wish I had Lisa with me when my second son was born. He was a colicky baby, and I was recovering from a challenging birth. Lisa’s warm and nurturing personality would have been just what I needed to support me through that highly sensitive post-partum experience.

Amy L.
Lisa was absolutely amazing in helping me when I became a mother of twins! She was so helpful in helping me get the rest I needed, helping around the house, reassuring me when I had doubts & just being a listening ear. I would highly recommend Nurtured Foundation to anyone looking for some help after having a baby (or two…or three…).
Christina W.