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The First 40 Days: Preparing for Your Postpartum

We prepare so much for the birth of our babies, but what we’re not prepared for is how much support and care we need as women and new mothers afterwards.

As a new mother, you are as vulnerable as your newborn. You need rest, space to breathe, time to heal physically and support to start processing your new role as mother.

In this workshop, we’ll learn about the importance of the first forty days of postpartum rest and recovery and help you make a plan to integrate it into your postpartum journey.

We’ll cover:

  • The First 40 Days approach to postpartum and how you can adopt it (including retreat, warmth, support, rest and ritual)

  • Breastfeeding and what to expect

  • Postpartum perineum care

  • Protecting and healing the pelvic floor

  • Safe return to exercise

  • Herbs and foods that help support healing

  • The importance of having people hold emotional space for you to share your birth story and feelings of early motherhood

Partners very welcome and encouraged to attend. Postpartum gift bags and resource lists included.

Led by

Kate Harrison, mother, postpartum doula, naturopath and founder of Little Yarrow

and

Sophie Jeffries, mother, postpartum doula, shiatsu therapist and pilates instructor

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