"Every woman who heals herself helps heal all the women who came before and all those who come after her" -Christiane Northrup
Being a mother myself, I recognise the challenges parents face getting to appointments with young children especially, if you add postpartum anxiety and/or depression to the mix. Therefore, with all of the postpartum services, you have the option of requesting home visits. Please discuss your needs when booking your appointment.
Postpartum Planning-Private Consultation These consultations are ideal for pregnant or postpartum Mums (or couples) who feel they would like to explore their wishes and desires for their postpartum journey. Postpartum planning is vital to prepare for parenthood. The consultation will assist you to think about the resources, support and services you will need when your baby arrives. I will use a variety of tools to get you thinking about what you need after your baby is born and how you can achieve your vision.
Birth and Postpartum Doula Services What is a doula? A doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous emotional, physical and educational support to you and your partner during childbirth and the postpartum period. As a doula, I act as a life coach, teacher, cheerleader and wise sage during your birth and postpartum experience. I will support and empower you to make the best choices for you and your family. I am not a medical professional and do not take the place of your birth team. However, I am there to help you and your partner advocate your wishes and achieve your plan and desires for birth and postpartum. I will work alongside all professionals involved in your care to ensure you feel confident throughout your birth and postpartum experience. For more information about my birth and postpartum doula packages please contact me.
Pregnancy & Postpartum Counselling & Coaching Counselling and Coaching are a wonderful way to explore your journey into Motherhood. Motherhood is a time of great joy but it is also a time of great transformation and change which can bring about challenges and distress.
Coaching is focused on helping you achieve your goals. The work in coaching is focused on creating and maintaining motivation for change, exploring challenges to change and creating plans for the changes. I am also a registered counsellor therefore, I am able to identify if there are any additional mental health needs that arise and may need to be addressed outside the coaching. If this is the case, I will assist you to find the proper support.
Counselling on the other hand, will help you address problems that are making you feel mentally unwell and are impeding your ability to function in your daily life. Through counselling I will help you explore your problems and emotions and work to make the transition into Motherhood a positive experience for you and your family. I also provide birth debriefing, for mothers (or family members), who would like to discuss their birth experience in a safe nurturing space.
Reclaim Your Glow Postpartum Support Group This group is designed for Mums in the postpartum period (up to one year postpartum) who are experiencing psychological or emotional stress (baby blues; postpartum depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns) and would like some additional support. The group is a safe, intimate and non judgemental space where mothers can feel supported in discussing their feelings and experiences and meet other mums also going through a similar situation. This group will run for six weeks and will consist of a variety of topics to support you in your new mama “gig.”
Speaking Events and Workshops I have presented at a variety of seminars, workshops and expos. If your looking for a passionate, dynamic speaker, please contact me to discuss your needs.
"If anybody is feeling down, needs advice, where to go what to do I highly recommend you attend any of Afterglow workshops.
We will definitely be going to more. Great work Stefanie . We really need you in our community. Thank you"
"I think Project Afterglow's services are excellent and so needed in our society where we no longer have a large village of support post baby." RF