Becoming A Mother
Becoming a mother is an amazing journey, full of ups and downs. The changes, the challenges, the joy you can hardly understand until that precious little bundle of joy is placed in your arms.
There are physical and emotional changes throughout pregnancy that continue into the postpartum period coupled with psychosocial changes that continue for years. Basically, in a nutshell, everything changes!
Your life is no longer just yours. There is this beautiful soul who is dependent upon your 24/7. Some babies are easy and it is a natural progression to the role of being a mum. For others it can be a struggle.
A difficult pregnancy or birth, an ill child, a lack of support from your partner or family, feelings of isolation, exhaustion on a level that you've never felt before and perhaps even a diagnosis of post-natal depression. All of this can put a damper on how we feel as a mum.
I had severe PND with my second child so much that I didn't really fall in love with her until she was about 6 weeks old. I was so overcome with becoming a single mum of two kids that I couldn't experience the joy of her. She was a coliky baby, had what I now suspect was an undiagnosed tongue tie and screamed for the first 9 weeks of her life. I had a traumatic birth including a post-partum haemorrhage that required two obstetricians to stop it. It wasn't the start of my journey with her that I wanted.
When I became a parenting coach I was determined to help as many mums as possible escape feeling this way when their child was born and they came home. Whether it's your first child and everything is completely new and unexpected or if it's your fifth, our identity changes as we become a mum to one, or to five.
I created my Becoming A Mother program to help assist mums with their transition to motherhood. It runs for a mother during the first year of her child's life.
It helps support and facilitate the adjustment a woman experiences when becoming a mother.
What Does It Cover?
- Adjusting to physical changes in the post-partum period
- Creating an identity as a mum that fulfills your values and beliefs
- Managing sleep patterns in the child and for mum
- The importance of self-care
- Fostering supportive relationships with friends and family
- Managing family dynamics with siblings (if relevant)
- Planning for the future including returning to work
- And much more...
What Does It Involve?
The program involves 1:1 coaching sessions with me over a 12 month period. This is usually your child's first year of life but can extend up to 18 months of age depending upon the age of your child when we start.
Coaching sessions are held via Skype or telephone. This means that there's no need to get your child all packed up, out of the car only to fall asleep or have a poonami and for you to get stressed about being at an appointment on time. You don't have to have had a shower, gotten dressed or done your hair! It's easy and convenient.
For the first few months we work intensively together every week and then as your child develops and you gain more confidence about being a mum, sessions are spread out to fortnightly and then monthly.
In addition to the 1:1 sessions you also have access to 3 get out of jail free calls. These are calls that you can use at anytime during the program (between 7am - 10pm) when you're really feeling stressed and need to talk to someone straight away. These will give you the extra support so that you don't have to feel as if you have to wait till our next session.
Towards the end of the Becoming A Mother program I will unlock some special bonuses for you. These include access to my Calm Mummy Program to help you manage the stress long term of being a mum, and my Talking To Kids program which will help you as your child develops, have them listen to you the first time (an essential thing once they start to hit 3!).
As a priority, VIP client you will also get access to my Motherhood Journal as a complimentary resource that I will send to you when we start to work together. This is a beautiful journal that will help support your journey to becoming a mum all while focusing on why looking after yourself is so important for not only you, but your kids as well.
How Much Does It Cost?
The total cost of the program is $2500.
Payment Plans on a monthly or fortnightly basis are available.
How Do I Apply Or Get More Information?
The Becoming A Mother program is not for everyone and won't necessarily suit every family.
That's why it's important for you and I to have a chat on the phone so I can make sure that you will get the best out of this intensive work. If you follow the link below, you'll be able to book directly into my calendar for a quick, complementary 30 minute chat to see if this program is the right thing for you.
If it isn't, I'll be able to forward you some resources of mine and connect you with other services I'm familiar with. There's really nothing to loose!
I've always had a passion for helping people improve their lives and have been involved in taking care of others since I was 16. This passion for helping others led to my career as a Registered Nurse.
Life changed forever, however, after having two babies and becoming a single mum. What I experienced first-hand is what many other mums were also facing. I noticed how the other mums weren’t really enjoying the experience of motherhood either. How they often felt exhausted, overworked, resentful and unhappy.
Dissatisfied with the traditional medical model of psychotherapy and counselling for my post-natal and parental depression, I felt the need to develop a different method for mums to achieve their motherhood goals and to regain their lost happiness.
I began training as a Life Coach and Master NLP Practitioner. This invaluable training led me to create Blissed Out Mums. I take a holistic approach to parenting, incorporating the mum’s needs as well as their children.
As a parenting coach, I works directly with mums to help develop their parenting skills. I teach how to become a calm and patient parent, how to apply gentle and respectful parenting techniques, and how to effectively communicate with their children instead of yelling.
I'm also a passionate advocate for mums about the importance of self-care and why their own health and welfare is essential for becoming the wonderful mums they want to be.