Our culture spends quite a bit of time planning for pregnancy and birth, but not the postpartum period. What happens once baby arrives? Having a plan is more important now than ever. With the uncertainty of COVID, 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 Recovery
- Common Postpartum Issues
- Newborn Care
- Newborn Sleep
- Breastfeeding/Formula Guidance
- Newborn Supply List
- Postpartum Supply List
- COVID with a Newborn
- Postpartum Mood Disorders
- Local Resources
The consultation includes a 34 page Postpartum & Newborn Planning workbook, the Sleep Guide for 0-4 Months as well as a one 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, newborn care specialist as well as a lactation counselor and pediatric sleep consultant. Lisa has a passion for empowering families during their transition into parenthood.
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.