Postnatal care and recovery is one of the most under-discussed and under valued aspects of healthcare in the US, as well as many other countries. Not only are we falling short to support the extraordinary physiologic changes after birth, our culture and systems literally don't create space to acknowledge the huge life changes that come with welcoming a baby.
Time and time again, new parents and postpartum care providers are made to feel invisible.
Community Supported Postpartum groups are local classes for parents and babies to be seen, to be acknowledged, to build community and to be resourced with support to recover and flourish.
Our groups are also for building a thriving ecosystem of fellow postpartum care providers.
Isolation is challenging enough for the new parents we support, and isolation is real for post-natal professionals too.
Just like newborn parents, we have also felt invisible and undervalued.
Health care systems don’t include our work in typical insurance plans. We have been labeled as superfluous or even elitist in our services. The fact is this kind of care and support is vital to families and communities to flourish.
We believe in new parents getting all the support they need to recover and flourish.
Just like the families we serve; we also need a community of support.
The community supported postpartum group model helps you create a collective of post-natal caregivers while simultaneously creating the necessary web of support that new parents need to thrive.
I believe that having community is an essential part of flourishing for new parents AND for those of us who care for new parents.
The community supported postpartum facilitator course and curriculum is the fruit of my experience and education as a doula, early childhood educator and parent.
I believe that a strong network of support for new parents can fortify the entire community. For 7 years I have been sharing all the tools to make it easy for you to create parent-baby classes in your own neighborhood.
I help postpartum professionals, community caregivers and folks who care about new parents create multi-generational supportive gatherings for parents and babies in the postpartum year without re-inventing the wheel.
Here are a few highlights of my education and life experience which has prepared me for this work:
*Mother (biological mother, mother of loss, foster mother)
*SUNY Oswego Liberal Arts, minor in Women's Studies
LifeWays North America (ECE caregiver certification and former board member)
*StillBirthday Doula (bereavement and loss support-certification pending)
*Foster Parent (this includes trauma informed parenting education)
*INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider
*Kindergarten teacher, playgarden teacher, parent-child class teacher (over 20 years experience)
*PSI maternal mental health certification
These heart-full letters are filled with resources, tips and inspiration to support you in creating community + reliable income in your care-based business.
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*Details on how the CSPP members are implementing their training in building their own thriving communities.
*Resources! So many resources! We’re talking recipes, songs, checklists, baby games, pro tips...
*Books, podcasts, websites and product recommendations from myself and other community leaders to add to your own resource library.
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