The Passage

A 4-week Online Course on Preparing for the Portal of Postpartum

“After birth there’s a sacred window of time. A time for complete rejuvenation of a woman’s physical, mental and spiritual health. A time for deep, extended bonding with her newborn. The first 42 days after birth set the stage for her next 42 years.” -Ysha Oakes

Hey Mother to be, I see you, 

I remember my first pregnancy like it was yesterday. The endless research of which breathing technique would support me during labor, which bassinet would be the safest for my daughter, what prenatal vitamin would give me all my micronutrients, and of course how many is too many baby leopard print pants for one small human. 

But once I entered the postpartum I was a broken record, all I said was "Why didn't anyone tell me?" 

Why didn't anyone tell me about the hormonal drop, how to care for my birth tear, that I needed to eat 6 meals a day and not 3, how to care for myself the first 24 hours, the first 7 days, and the next 6 weeks. And most of all why didn't anyone tell me about the joy and grief that could consume me in the same hour every day for the first months? 

We should be preparing for our postpartum as we do for our birth. And most second-time mothers only prepare for the postpartum, because they know. 

Here is your knowing, a 4-week online course that will prepare you for the portal of Postpartum. Because you deserve to emerge from your 4th trimester feeling deeply supported, rested, peaceful, and celebrated. 

What you will learn by the end of the course

 

  • What being prepared looks like to you so that you are present for your postpartum. This includes implementing holistic healing modalities to your post-birth body and self-care tools for your emotional and mental wellbeing. 

  • How loneliness and isolation are magnified by post-birth hormones and have a tremendous impact on your psyche and nervous system

  • How to create a dialogue with your community, partner, and yourself about the uncertainty of this next phase and how it will help your transition. 

  • You will have an understanding of the importance of rest, what nutrition will nourish you, and how to care for your newborn mother self. 

The Course Outline

Module 1: Root 

Root is all about our foundation, the ground we stand on before we enter motherhood. We will explore matrescence, our transition into motherhood, and its vital power in our new journey

Module 2: Remembering 

Remembering is where we design our personal postpartum plan, create the boundaries in our lives with family and friends and learn why we need support and community for deep healing.  

Module 3:

Rest+ Replenish 

Rest+Replenish is all about the importance of the first hours after birth, what healing looks like the first few days, and weeks after birth. We will create a self-care plan for each month of the 4th trimester. We will dive into our hormones and the impact it has on our nervous system, what nutrition will nourish us best, how breath can help our healing and what kind of movement is safe. 

Module 4:

Receiving to Release

Receiving to Release is all about holistic birth recovery, how to care for ourselves with herbs and accessible healing practices. We will dive into physical and emotional recovery for the 4th trimester. 

How the course works

  • A private Facebook group 

  • 4 90 min Zoom Calls on Mondays September 2021

Module 1: Root 

Who is this course for? 

  • This is for any woman who is between 6 weeks pregnant and within 6 weeks postpartum. ​

  • 1st-time mother or 2nd or even 3rd-time mother! Its never too late to give yourself the postpartum you deserve. 

"The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail – when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labor pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred." -Joy Kusek

 

The Passage 

 

  • Four 90-minute deep dive group lessons and immersions 

  • Private Facebook Community of pregnant mothers to help foster community and share resources. 

  • Weekly take-home opportunities and tools to implement into your life. 

Scholarships are available. Please e-mail me!  

The Passage plus 

  • Everything in "The Passage" 

  • Inwards Postpartum Planning Workbook 

  • A 1-1 45 min postpartum planning session with Kelsi 

  • A 1-1 birth story session after the birth OR a 1-1 postpartum check-in Call with Kelsi. 

  • 4 weeks of direct access to Kelsi through e-mail, offering personalized resources and high-touch support

 

*Only 5 spots available 

About me

I am the mother of a 18-month-old daughter and I'm an entrepreneur, living in Copenhagen Denmark. 

 

Today, I am committed to guiding and supporting mothers from pre-conception to postpartum. Re-weaving and re-writing our stories so that we can heal and transform. I offer postpartum care, Birth Story listening and mother gatherings. 

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