If ever there was a time to be indulgent and look after your mental health then it’s now… Beyond Birth is a chance for some you time, a chance to reflect on your feelings as you become a Mum or Dad. It’s not a birth de-breif but a chance to reflect and ponder in a safe way… You know you need this…
The sessions are held in The Baby Room, a calm and comfy space designed for new families, refreshments are provided at the group and you’ll leave topped up, both in your belly and your mind.
The group is a chance to talk about emotions, feelings, birth and the journey you’re on, we spend some time listening, talking, writing and breathing, it’s support in it’s finest.
Both parents are invited, if you want to come together please do, what ever works for your family. You may feel like you’re in a good place right now and that’s great, the things we cover in the sessions will help you if this changes and will help you look forward as you transition into parenthood.
Over the last heart wrenching year I’ve been truly moved by how new families are coping in the lockdown.
We ran our breastfeeding support groups at The Baby Room as much as we could, as safely as we could fitting around homeschooling, zoom calls and dodging the dreaded Covid-19.
With each passing week, month and then year I have struggled with my own families mental health, the worry of what lay ahead, the restrictions and the way that my children’s lives were changed.
Nappuccino has changed from a buzzy chatty mash up of warmth to a sparse open space with only the bare minimum of mums, tears flowed, hugs were not available and I felt like I should do more….something wasn’t right!… enter Beyond Birth and The Mama Coach – Sophie Burch
These sessions are about mental wellbeing for early parenting and aims to give you new skills to improve your ability to cope with all that your parenting journey throws at you. We try and stay lighthearted and so far at times the group has been full of laughter.
Over the six weeks we’ll explore our new found feelings, how we transition into parenthood and what matrescence means (go on google it)
We will cover
Healing and Recovery
Transformations and much more
We go off piste at times, talk things over, work it out as a team and generally explore our feelings – it’s been emotional at times but growth comes from this.
The Baby Room is the perfect venue for Beyond Birth. I’m a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and am studying for my Mindful Breastfeeding Training certificate.
It’s £55 for the 6 weeks and £95 for a couple we will cover 6 themes in order. There are a maximum of 6 spaces at each session, numbers are low so we can hold space for one another and really focus on ourselves as parents.
Refreshments are provided. (obvs! there is always cake at The Baby Room)
Sophie’s training has provided me with the confidence to run this course, I feel it’s the missing link just now – I hope you do too.
Please contact me if you have any questions.