MotherSense Mother-Baby Support

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Welcome Mama

This course has been created to gift you with the empowering and holistic support that all Mama’s deserve.

For most of us the pregnancy journey is about that moment when we finally get to meet our little gem. Our focus is absorbed in preparing for the big day, dreaming of holding our child for the first time. We have visions of enjoying every blissful day from the moment they arrive. But how often do we contemplate what those first days will actually entail? How much thought have we put into what is needed for healthy bonding, recovery and breastfeeding?

What did it take to bring your baby earthside and what will you need to recover from that journey? What are you going to need to be able to thrive while taking care of the continuous needs of a tiny vulnerable newborn? These postpartum topics are often furthest from our minds as the big day edges closer. Many of us find ourselves in an abrupt stupor the moment we are left alone with our baby for the first time.

We will cover all the important topics for your transition into motherhood including hormonal shifts, healing after birth, nutrition, your new Mama brain, what practitioners you may need and when, asking for help and setting healthy boundaries with loved ones, bonding with your baby, breastfeeding, cosleeping, and so so much more.

Blessings on your beautiful motherhood journey!

xx Kheyrne

 

 

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What Will You Learn?

  • How to navigate postpartum hormonal changes
  • How to understand your postpartum mind
  • How to trust yourself as a mother
  • How to read your baby
  • How to discern what is best for your baby
  • How to heal your postpartum body
  • How to hold your inner child healing process
  • How to set healthy boundaries
  • How to find the right support for you and your baby

Course Content

Welcome
Welcome to MotherSense. May this course help you to find ease, empowerment and put your mind at ease every step of your new motherhood journey.

  • Welcome
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  • Post Birth Practical Preparation

Matrescence

First 40 Days

The First Hour – Mother Baby Bonding
The first hour after birth is known as the golden hour for good reason. This is the time the greatest amount of neurological and hormonal bonding and wiring happens between mother and baby. And for this to happen baby needs to be on mothers chest. Babies can be supported in their first breath and their APGAR test on your chest, there is rarely a reason to take baby away from mother, even after c-section. But if baby genuinely needs extra help and is taken away this golden hour can be made up when baby is brought back to you.

First Day

The First Week
The first week is bonding time for Mama, Baba and Papa. This is the time for Mama to learn her babies form of communication and fine tune breastfeeding, sleeping arrangements, and how to meet babies and Mama's needs.

Breastfeeding
BREASTFEEDING Getting comfortable - often involves a pile of cushions. Most of you will have had your spectrum of cushions left over from pregnancy, well now is the time to use them again. Find the arrangement that really works for you in the bed and in the living room. I found a great addition was a really comfy breastfeeding cushion that wrapped around my waist, but you still need some behind your back, your neck, and under your elbows. Breath! – Breastfeeding takes up half your life. Make sure that you use this time to relax your body and breathe in a deep relaxed manor. Breastfeeding is the best time to meditate. Burping – There is no need to do strong patting or bouncing, it’s all a matter of physics, the air gets trapped just below the diaphragm, so gentle rocks over your shoulder or small body circles are great - getting the right angle and motion will work every time. Also letting bubs lie with a relaxed open belly slightly upright allows the air to move up and out, especially when you lift them up again. Soothing the boobs - Warm compress or hot shower relaxed ducts before feeding. Cold compress or facecloth reduces inflammation after feeding. Cacao butter on the nipples can help with the rawness. Breastfeeding Bodybreathing (doing this for you, helps you to be present for your baby) – Get into a comfortable position. Bring your focus to your breath. Allow your breath to soften, no force, just ease. Now get a sense of space in the bottom of your lungs and your solar plexus (diaphragm), that can easily be filled with your relaxed breath. Stay with this easy, deepened breath until it becomes normal. Feel how your upper back and ribcage just soften more and more with each breath. Now invite the breath to expand up into your neck, gently melting the tension and creating space as it moves up. And release. Even if your neck muscles are working they can still use the breath to create space in that position. Once that feels normal, allow it to move up into your head, your jaw and your face. Then into your shoulders, forearms, wrists and hands. Then down into your belly, lower back, sacrum and hips. If you don’t have time to do it all in one feed you can spend time with each part of the body each feed. You are going to have a lot of time to do this meditation over the years! It’s also a great way of checking in when you need to book yourself a good quality bodywork session! Breastfeeding Challenges - Since giving birth and having my own breastfeeding challenge I have discovered that only a handful of women I know didn’t struggle in some way with this life-giving process. In fact a lot of the women that had straightforward physiological births said breastfeeding was far more challenging than the birth itself. When you are the sole provider of hydration and nutrition for your baby, you suddenly realize how huge breastfeeding is! It amazes me how little attention this given to this profound subject. Sadly society portrays quite an unnatural image of breastfeeding. You either can or you can’t and there are no grey areas, if you struggle simply switch to the bottle, easy and babies only need breastmilk for 6 months. Sadly we now know formula is not equal to breastmilk in any way shape or form and should only be used as a last resort on the rare occasion that lactation therapy fails and you don’t have access to donor milk. Lactation therapists that are up to date with current breastfeeding needs are up there with my greatest heroines: undisturbed birth midwives. Every woman should have easy access to a lactation therapist straight after birth. If you can’t find a good lactation therapist nearby I suggest doing the Thompson Method online course, it’s a serious gamechanger!

Babies Digestion

Feeding and Sleeping Rhythms…Or Not
Feeding Rhythm… or Not As for how often a baby eats, well that is up to your little sprout in the moment. It can be anything from cluster feeding every 20 minutes to a steady two hours apart. The most important thing is to let go of the fallacy that they will start feeding less and less as they grow. It certainly isn’t the case for most babies. Feeding can vary anything from cluster feeding (a few times in an hour) to 5 hour gaps through the night. And there is no set reason for these changes, it’s just part of your babies innate needs. Just as you think feeding is settling into a calm rhythm they start teething and trust me the boob is one of the best tools you have for getting through those days of deep discomfort. Thankfully it’s on and off over the months, and yes there are a few babies out there that don’t seem too perturbed but for the most extra milk and extra sleep is one of the best coping mechanisms they have.

Your Mother Baby Nervous System

Postpartum Nutrition

Postpartum Anxiety

Postpartum Depression

Your New Mama Body

Sleep for Mama’s

Debunking Myths

Stages of Infant Development

Lineage and Cultural Beliefs

Grieving Your Old Life

Adrenals and Thyroid

Navigating Your Relationship

Contraception Postpartum

Teething

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