Frequently Asked Questions
How is this different from other courses, coaching and programs out there?
Preparation, Peace and Your Perinatal Year is a HOLISTIC approach to the perinatal year. It is a 1:1 coaching program offering you personalized support for one year. We aren’t just talking one aspect of pregnancy such as nutrition, prenatal care, supplements and coping with the changes it brings. We aren’t exclusively discussing childbirth education, or birth comfort measures, or breastfeeding or cloth diapering. We are discussing all of that and more. Here is the main difference, we are talking about how to prepare and support YOU and your mental and emotional well being during a very important year of your life as well as the changes a baby brings to your family and relationships.
What qualifications does Stefanie have?
I was a Massage Therapist for 12 years which included advanced training in fertility enhancement, infant bonding, infant massage, craniosacral therapy and pregnancy massage.
I am a certified birth doula with experience working in an out of hospital birth center, serving mothers in home, birth center and hospital for 9 years.
I am breastfeeding warrior navigating a very underdiscussed troubles of chronic low milk supply. I’ve served on the focus groups of one published breastfeeding book and taught midwives and doulas how to support women in their feeding goals, while caring for baby and preserving their mental and emotional well being.
I am also a holistic mentor offering personalized mindset coaching and bring a growth mindset approach to my perinatal support.
How Does the Coaching Work?
Once you sign up an pay, you book your first call. We establish your unique desires and goals and create a personalized support plan. The we meet monthly for one year. Between coaching calls we communicate via a private messaging app. I support your needs at the time, help prepare you for your birth and postpartum.
What is the Goal?
My goal is to support you to have the EDUCATION about each topic and the TOOLS to support you on your journey. Some moms will need a cesarean, some moms will have low milk supply, some mothers will have six weeks off work, some 12, some will love being pregnant, others won’t. There isn’t a right way to do your perinatal year. But it is WRONG for mothers to feel alone, unsupported and uninformed. Most of us aren’t used to advocating for ourselves, that’s where I help. Because now, you are advocating for two (or more!)
What is included?
* 12 monthly sixty-minute coaching calls to help you get answers to all your questions, and troubleshoot your concerns.
* Private Message app for communication between calls
* Resource vault access including specialized trainings: infant massage, creating your birth plan,