Postnatal Recovery

We are the only birth preparation organisation to provide comprehensive and live postnatal recovery preparation and support. The fourth trimester is the recovery part of birth and so it is vital that you prepare for it and understand what to expect from it too.

After the birth comes postnatal recovery

We so often put most of the focus on the baby during this time, but it’s important that you are cared for and supported before you can even begin to look after someone else.

At The Mindful Birth Group®. we are proud to support every parent who takes a course with us with the following:


Preparation during pregnancy:

1.5 hour live session on Zoom to talk through the hours, days, weeks and months post-birth. What to expect and how to support your recovery from all kinds of births. This includes a Q&A session and we encourage partners or anyone who will be supporting you to join too.

Postnatal planning sheet to ensure you think of all aspects of the support you will need

Pregnancy yoga which supports the mind and body ahead of postnatal recovery too.

Ask the midwife chat group to ask any questions that come up along the way. Birth preferences can change which may mean adapting your recovery plan.

Evidence-based information available via the Parent Hub to read and digest in your own time.


Live support after the birth:

1 hour live session on Zoom with a qualified postnatal doula. We recommend booking your session in the first few weeks post birth as this is when having a non-judgemental, listening ear to talk to and ask questions can be incredibly helpful.

Find out more about postnatal doulas here.

Parent and baby yoga live on Zoom to aid physical and emotional healing and bonding with baby.

Evidence-based information available via the Parent Hub to read and digest in your own time.


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Breastfeeding Support

If breastfeeding your baby is important to you, we support you on your journey in 3 key ways:

On-demand videos & resource library

You can access on-demand videos on the Mindful Birth educational hub with Katheryn Stagg IBCLC both during your pregnancy to learn ahead of time, and once your baby is born too. Kathryn has over 13 years of experience supporting parents to breastfeed their babies.

The series of 15 videos cover:

  • How the body prepares for breastfeeding
  • Colostrum harvesting
  • Benefits of breastfeeding for parent and baby
  • Establishing breastfeeding
  • Understadning breastmilk
  • Changes in breastmilk composition
  • Milk coming in
  • Supply & demand
  • Feeding cues
  • Feeding positions
  • Latching
  • Potential breastfeeding challenges
  • Expressing
  • Pumps
  • Paced bottle feeding

Mindful Birth Group® local teacher knowledge

As with many areas you may need support with, your local teacher will be able to  share local recommendations of free and private support in the form of support groups or lactation consultants.f

1:1 support with a postnatal doula

We really believe in live 1:1 support being key for a breastfeeding journey and so include a 1 hour session on Zoom with a professional postnatal doula which we recommend booking in the early days post-birth so that you can ask any questions about breastfeeding when you actually have your baby with you.


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