Creating A Postpartum Care Plan Will:
Guide you to gather the supplies you will need to nurture both yourself and baby during the postpartum period
Identify who your support team is so you can feel confident that your family will have all needs met as you all adjust to life with a newborn
Prepare you for changes that may happen in postpartum mental health
Equip you with strategies for connecting with your partner or support person so that you grow as a team during the postpartum period
Feel Confident With Your Postpartum Plan
This course will take you step-by-step through the most important parts of planning for postpartum
Module 1: Introduction to the Course
- Meet the Instructor
- What You'll Learn
- Quick Tip: Self massage for Postpartum Recovery FREE PREVIEW
Module 2: The 4th Trimester
- La Cuarentena (The 4th Trimester)
- Getting to Know Your Postpartum Body
- Your Body After Birth (Vaginal & C-section)
- Breast Changes
- Getting to Know Yourself as a Parent
- The Importance of Support
- Asking for Help
- Why Do You Need a Postpartum Care Plan
Module 3: Creating a Postpartum Care Plan: Step-by-Step
- What is a Postpartum Care Plan?
- Postpartum Care Plan Template FREE PREVIEW
- Why You Need a Postpartum Care "Kit"
- Demo: Homemade Natural Padsicles
- Demo: How to Make Your Own Natural Sitz Bath
- Name Your support System
- Tips To Give To Visitors
- Meal Prep/Planning
- Identify Breastfeeding Support
- Name Overnight Help
- Make Time to Maintain a Sense of Self
- Make Time to Connect with Your Partner
- Have Older Children? List Out Care Providers
Module 4: Postpartum Rituals
- Benefits of Rituals
- Placenta Rituals
- Umbilical Rituals
- Intro to Binding Rituals
- Demo: Rebozo (Mexican Traditional Binding)
- Demo: Bengkung Belly Binding
- Demo: Binding with Store Bought Binder
- "Closing of The Bones"
- Beyond the 4th Trimester
Module 5: Bonus
- Setting up Your Feeding Station
Your Postpartum Plan Is Just As Important As Your Birth Plan!
Doula & Bodyworker/Sobadora
Irasema (Iris) Reza Bailey, Doula & Sobadora/Bodyworker
Irasema, a.k.a. Iris, is a Spanish/English speaking doula and bodyworker/sobadora, as well as a Reiki healer. She has supported parents and families in the Austin, TX area, as a doula since 2009 and is currently a birth companion at Mama Sana Vibrant Women, a non-profit that offers birth/postpartum education support to women of color. Before that she volunteered with Giving Austin Labor Support (GALS), a non-profit that provides physical and emotional support during labor to women in need, for 7 years. She uses a traditional Mexican tool called the Rebozo which can help with optimal fetal positioning and comfort during birthing time, and she also teaches classes on the use of the Rebozo in pregnancy birth and postpartum as well as using it as a self-care tool. She has trained with DONA International, Vida Luna Massage y Mas, and Mercy in Action as a Midwifery assistant. In traditional Rebozo techniques she trained with Marucha Ilhuakatzin and uses techniques passed down from her abuela (grandmother) Juana Solis Martinez. Irasema founded Birth Comadres, the only doula collective fully formed and run by bilingual Latina birth companions in the greater Austin, TX area.
What Parents Are Saying About Irasema (Iris)
I felt confident and supported
Janette S. Cordero
Expertly honed intuition
Is this class only for the birthing person?
No. This class is also useful for the birthing person's support system and postpartum care team.
When is the best time to take this course?
The best time to take this course is before birth happens BUT if you didn't get a chance to put a postpartum care plan together before birth it is still useful to do so at any point postpartum.
Does this course cover information for both c-section and vaginal birth postpartum care?
Short answer: Yes! Long answer: Yes it does! At BirthBabyBody we want to support all types of birth and birthing people!
Does this course go over breastfeeding?
This course touches on breast changes and breastfeeding but we recommend you take a full dedicated breastfeeding class to get all the info on that! (We hope to offer one at BirthBabyBody soon!)