At 6 weeks postpartum many postpartum challenges haven’t been resolved or may not have even set in. It is becoming more and more evident that mothers, birthing people are struggling and need a new model that takes a holistic, community based approach.
The Workbook can
- improve your clients’ overall postpartum time
- widen your clients’ base of support
- help your clients understand how your care and services fit into their overall plan.
It offers families a process for creating a personalized postpartum plan for getting the rest and support they need. It supports them in revisioning their life with a new born. It draws on traditional practices and emphasizes the importance of following their own mothering path. And it helps them call in their community, so that they have a list of friends, family, and professionals to call when challenges arise.
It can expand what you offer to your clients and can be integrated into your practice.
It includes tools for asking for help, lists of ideas for all aspects of postpartum, reflective questions to help couples plan together. The process culminates in a plan template to be filled in with each woman’s personal solutions and resources.
The workbook provides information about breastfeeding, multiples, mental health, cesarean birth and recovery, time in the NICU, and traditional postpartum practices. It addresses siblings, grandparents, and single motherhood.
To get a sense of Workbook you can get a peak inside on Amazon, also you can get the glossary of 67 postpartum terms and the Meal Tree Guide for free.
I also have a Build Your Nest class in the works that will be available for birth professionals to purchase and teach in your own communities. If you are interested in this, please shoot me an email and I’ll let you know when it’s available.
“I love and highly recommend the Build Your nest postpartum planning workbook. It is wonderful to have a comprehensive tool like this that can help families experience more ease and support in the postpartum period. I have been craving a resource of this kind to offer to my clients for years and hadn’t been able to find anything that really met the need. Thank you Kestrel, I am so happy with this workbook!”
Silke Akerson, Midwife
Whether you are a doula, midwife, acupuncturist, lactation consultant, prenatal yoga or dance instructor, or childbirth educator etc, the workbook can be a great tool for clients and students. Birth professionals use the workbooks in many different ways. Some sell them to clients, some include it in their packages and allow families to plan on their own, others work with families using the workbook as a guide.