Course Introduction Video
Create more joy, calm and connection throughout postpartum!
While your doctor helps you make sense of what’s going on in your body physically, this course will help you better understand the mental and emotional parts of your pregnancy. It’s taught by a certified perinatal mental health therapist with 25+ years of experience.
Does this sound like you?
- I just don’t feel like myself right now
- I’m not loving motherhood the way I thought I would
- My partner and I are having trouble connecting with each other
- I thought postpartum would be filled with more joy and less stress
- I feel overwhelmed by all the demands of motherhood
- I feel totally and completely exhausted day in and day out
- I’m just going through the motions of my day in “survival mode”
*Feeling like yourself again
*Loving more parts of motherhood
*Feeling emotionally connected to your partner
*Feeling more joy and less stress in everyday life
*Feeling like you can handle whatever comes your way
*Feeling energized throughout the day
*Thriving in life right here and now
Think about what it would mean to you to feel like yourself again. To feel happy and content throughout your postpartum experience, and excited and hopeful about what’s to come in the future as you continue to grow and thrive in motherhood. This is possible! This course will show you how!
Here’s what’s included in this eight-part course:
- Introduction (3:41) About this course, course objectives, and a little about me
- Deep Dive into Postpartum (14:42) Defining postpartum, your birth story, grief and your birth experience, the baby blues, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, and less common PMADs
- Transitioning into Motherhood (8:36) Life transitions, postpartum transitions, and grief and loss
- Creating Space for Feelings and Emotions (10:27) Emotional intelligence, mom anger, and motherhood loneliness
- New Normals (7:20) Internal and external stressors in postpartum, and surviving versus thriving in postpartum
- Mental Wellness (7:04) Mindset and thinking patterns, self-criticism and self-judgment
- Mom Life (14:28) Mom guilt and mom shame, breastfeeding challenges, pumping challenges, formula feeding challenges, postpartum fatigue, motherhood overwhelm, motherhood busyness, and motherhood perfectionism
- Strengthening Relationships (8:24) Parenting, your partner, traits found in happy families, and the research
- Taking Good Care of You (11:01) Boundary setting, basic self-care needs, physical self-care ideas, mental self-care ideas, emotional self-care ideas, and spiritual self-care ideas
- Conclusion (3:10) Beyond postpartum, mental health resources, and let’s connect
Some of the positive outcomes you may experience after working on these areas in your life during postpartum include:
- Feeling more present in both body and mind
- Feeling better about yourself from the inside out
- Heightened self-compassion and self-love
- Increased feelings of worth, and that your life truly has purpose and value
- Increased self-confidence and higher self-esteem
- An increase in emotional intelligence and a better understanding of your postpartum experiences
- Creating a kinder and gentler inner voice
- Showing yourself more grace
- Feeling thankful and grateful for all you have right here and now
- Forgiving yourself and others
- Forming deeper emotional bonds with loved ones
- Creating more joy, more calm, and more connection throughout motherhood!
Mental Wellness for Postpartum Moms Student:
After my first baby, I was so devastated that my perfect “plan” of a natural birth ended up in a C-section because my baby decided at the last minute that he wanted to come into the world feet first. Not only did it take five days for my milk to come in, breastfeeding was an absolute nightmare, and I decided after six weeks I was done pumping and went to a bottle full time. I went through so many emotions during those first few weeks, from feeling like a failure for not producing enough milk, to feeling like I had given up on my baby for not wanting to pump anymore, to questioning if my third trimester stress caused him to flip into breech position. What I wish I knew then; what I do now. After subscribing to Heidi’s monthly newsletter and mommy blogs for more than two years, I took Heidi’s postpartum course after my second baby, and I am so grateful I did. I had the opportunity to approach this postpartum period with more awareness, self-compassion, joy, and acceptance than after my first. Although I had a much more positive birthing experience this time around, many of the same fears popped up. Heidi’s expertise on perinatal mental wellness, empathy, and understanding for the postpartum period and all its complexity made me feel like I was not alone, and that all of the drastic changes and emotions that happen after birth are all very common. What I also really liked about this course is that it is structured and delivered in a way to suit busy and sleep-deprived moms like myself. This course can easily be taken all at once, in small chunks, or even while on a walk. I highly recommend this course to all moms out there who need a little more self-compassion, non-judgement, and helpful resources for you, your baby, and your relationships. -Katy
A Little About Me:
Personally, I’m a wife, mom of two teenage kids, and dog mom to one Labrador retriever.
Professionally, I’m a Texas Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have a Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International. Along with being a trained therapist, I’m also an author, blogger, speaker, podcaster and coach, and have been featured as an expert in 350+ articles.
I’m so happy you’re here ready to learn more about postpartum mental wellness! Many of the things you’ll be learning about in this course I don’t just teach professionally, but I also understand personally from my own postpartum experiences.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why this course?
My whole intent behind creating this course is to share what I’ve learned in my own work and training as a perinatal mental health specialist, so that you can have the best pregnancy experience possible. It’s all the things I wish I knew years ago back when I was struggling through my own pregnancy experiences.
Is this course for me?
This course is not only for pregnant women, but also for women preparing for pregnancy, as well as friends, family members and professionals who would like to better help and support pregnant women.
What’s included in this course?
Along with the in-depth, self-paced videos, there are handouts and reflection questions/journal prompts for each of the eight course sections. You’ll also get:
- Instant access
- Lifetime access
- Any future course updates
Where will I find time in postpartum to watch the course videos?
The information is taught in short video segments which is perfect for the busy postpartum mom.
How much does the course cost?
I simply want this crucial mental wellness information out in the world and accessible to all pregnant women, at an affordable price.
Think about how different your life will be a month from now or six months from now or even a year from now, if you start this course today. The sooner you start, the sooner you can begin to feel better and back to yourself again. So, what are you waiting for?