Mama and baby are one system: they are born together during the first few months of baby’s life. This is an incredible blessing OR a massive blind spot, depending on your state of being and level of awareness.
What is mama-flow?
flow: The state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does.
Moms today have what is arguably the highest burden in human history, and I’m not talking about the length of their maternity leave. It’s the isolated nuclear family unit combined with the torrent of information or over-information. It is commonplace for new moms to be highly anxious, both about baby and about how they compare to the descriptions in books or articles, before finally finding flow on their own terms. But mama-flow is a state of being that is your birthright, and with the right awareness and support it is attainable right from month one.
What’s more, mama-flow is vital for avoiding the traps of parenting stress, exhaustion and relationship challenges that a difficult postpartum period provokes. If you’re anxious or at risk for depression, finding your mama-flow during this intense first phase of mothering is invaluable for prevention and treatment.
Learn how to thrive during the steepest learning curve a modern woman can go through!
The essential ingredients to flow – a combination of traditional postpartum wisdom and modern scientific knowledge – are no mystery, but they are hidden behind a curtain of fear-based parenting culture and a whole lot of ideology in the places where connection should be. The Beyond Expecting course was created to break through these barriers and hand over the keys to moms exactly when they need them.
But wait: Doesn’t this come naturally to a mom? Can’t she tap into her intuition?
A mom does learn to trust her intuition as she builds her connection with and understanding of her baby. As she grows in her experience she also develops her own, unique mothering style. But just like learning to breastfeed, it is a learning process, and it can be gruelling at the start.
There are two basic problems every new mom faces:
1) Not understanding how newborns function, experience the world, get soothed, sleep, and grow. And why would you, when your own newborn is probably the first you’ve ever handled for more than a minute?
2) Not having the kind of pre-existing support that has always existed for moms in traditional cultures. Until relatively recently in human history, a newborn would be parented by many different, close-knit adults and would spend only about 40% of its time with the mother.
These factors combine to turn the first few postpartum months of a modern mother into a real marathon – one for which there is no chance to train in advance! In addition to doing most of the parenting ourselves, learning to breastfeed and recovering from the birth, we also face a steep and seemingly never-ending learning curve of baby soothing, feeding, and sleep.
“ I really enjoyed the course as it provided me with the information about navigating the postpartum period that my other prenatal course didn’t touch on. My prenatal course and the additional resources I had were all very focused on pregnancy and birth. The course complemented this information by providing practical advice that I hadn’t realized I would need about sleep, hormonal changes, self-care for moms in the fourth trimester, and much more. And besides filling in all these gaps for me, Flow Mama Flow also addressed the emotional side of being postpartum. I highly recommend it for other moms-to-be! ”
“ The course was unique and extremely helpful. The journey which it takes an expecting mother on is the best preparation for the challenging reality of postnatal life. Julia sheds light on the most important facets of newfound motherhood with regard to both mother and newborn, giving priceless insight into the ins and outs of everything you need to know, without having to purchase a mountain of parenting books. I strongly recommend this course as it offers tremendous value – the seamless blend of knowledge and wisdom it offers will extinguish the flames of every new mother’s worrisome questions, as it did for me. ”
By taking this course you will be prepared for the real challenge of motherhood, which is what comes after your baby is born.
“ This course was really exciting for me because it focused on the postnatal period and on raising an infant, and I care a lot about that. It doesn’t seem like there’s much out there for prenatal moms on this. The emphasis on self-care - including postpartum nutrition - and on the development of both baby and mommy over time were important parts of my preparation for this huge life change. ”
“ It’s the combination of great information and real-life experience that had a huge impact on me. Julia is a wealth of knowledge and can definitely help moms feel more at ease during their pregnancy and postpartum journey. ”
“ Something so nice about Julia’s approach is having options but no judgement. You do what works for you and that’s so good to know when there are so many judgements coming with unsolicited advice. Being a new mom you just feel like “I just want to do this right,” yet there are so many choices! Letting go of that and being open to that little human and what their needs are – I think that is what I need to do. ”
The next session will run on Monday evenings at 8pm EST (5pm PST) starting June 6, 2019. Join us live or watch later at your own pace and convenience!
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