Is this a birthing course?
No, it's not.
Is this only for women wanting a vaginal birth?
This program is for all women expecting a baby.
Educational videos about the physical and emotional health care you can attend to at home.
Week 1 is the Nutrition week where we deep dive into everything nutrition and diet related. This is vital info to ensure a healthy mum and a healthy baby!
Week 2 is the Mindset week and here you get to explore your personal needs and understand what will make you thrive as a mother and what you will need to prepare for to feel strong, nourished, motivated and loved in labour and birth
Week 3 is the Physical week and you will learn the top things to do to maintain a healthy body and what to practice to allow your baby to be in the most optimal position for birth. We also cover your postpartum body.
Week 4 is Birth week and this week is all about the foods to have for labour and what your partner will need.
Week 5 is Postpartum week and here you'll learn about breastfeeding and how to recover from birth. This will include many different naturopathic remedies, creams, herbs, teas and homeopathics.
Here's is what you will get
I feel like this is more than just a profession for Anna-Maria. Her energy and warmth made it easy for both me and my partner to trust her in such little time.Nutrition was a big thing for me especially when I found out I was low in iron. Anna-Maria's notes were really helpful. There is so much information out there it's so hard to know what to follow. Anna-Maria understood what I needed and gave me a guide that was right for me.
Talking through my fears and expectations was a great help too. It meant I had a clearer idea what could happen and how my partner and I felt we could face it. I was nervous of postpartum depression and Anna-Maria helped me talk through this and I believe has prevented it from occurring after the birth. I've always felt she was there for me.
My primary focus is to make you, the pregnant woman feel nurtured, cared for and to ensure your optimal health. A birthing mother is immensely strong and powerful, yet vulnerable, and as a doula and naturopath, I work to hold space for you to feel supported, safe and grounded.
Breastfeeding and recovering in the postnatal period is a job best done with a caring community and my aim is to offer as much guidance as possible (and as needed) by educating and supporting you as a new mother.