Postpartum Wellness Planning
Join us for a discussion about Postpartum Wellness Planning and how you can plan a supportive, healing, calm and confident postpartum period for yourself and your community.
Saturday, December 8th @ 4:30pm
The first days and weeks after childbirth can be simultaneously wonderful, frightening, stressful, and exhausting. Compared to the attention we give pregnancy and childbirth, the postpartum period is often overlooked as the last phase of the birthing experience. This can leave new parents feeling surprised and underprepared for the intense emotional, social and physical transitions of the postpartum period. Learn how to plan time to recover physically and emotionally from birth, begin a supported lactation relationship, and bond with your newborn. We will discuss the importance of activating a personal postpartum support system that includes medical and mental health as well as practical issues including my favorite topic - food.
Marisa Mendez Marthaller trained at The SImkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University. She is a DONA International trained Postpartum Doula and the owner of Doula Doula NYC. Marisa’s draw to postpartum care came through her interest in learning about diverse cultural postpartum food traditions. She holds a B.A. in Food Studies from CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies. She spent 25 years working in the restaurant service industry and after the birth of her son, decided to make a career change and begin her work as a postpartum doula.
Free! Open to all members of the Fort Pilates community.