I'm a chocolate-loving nutritionist, pre & postnatal coach, doula and let's face it- total birth nerd 🤓. I'm here to help you cut through mommy-marketing and pinterest perfection to confidently cultivate a pregnancy and postpartum experience you totally love.
Grieving Mama’s Guide to Postpartum Recovery After Loss
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. Did you know 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in loss, and 1 in 160 pregnancies will end in stillbirth? And yet, postpartum recovery support for loss moms is incredibly difficult to find. Even with the best support from friends and family, loss parents often feel overlooked, isolated and neglected as they navigate postpartum recovery.
This month marks the one year anniversary of my own experience of loss. In October of 2018, my husband and I were anxiously awaiting the arrival of our son, Elliot. Late on October 29, I went in for low fetal movement. Elliot hadn’t shown up for his usual song and dance that evening. After a few hours at the birthing center and then the hospital, they confirmed that Elliot unexpectedly passed away earlier that day. I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, born sleeping, two days later.
To say our world was turned upside down is an understatement. Our community went above and beyond supporting us in ways we could never have imagined. We felt very loved.
Navigating the unknown
In spite of that support, postpartum recovery after loss felt unfamiliar and unsupported. Each postpartum recovery program I opened encouraged me to take my baby on baby-wearing walks, provided nutrition to support breastfeeding, and wellbeing practices for better sleep through 2am baby wake-ups. I was pissed.
Where’s the program for the mamas who are up at 2am because their anxiety is through the roof? Who need nutrition support for better energy and to get through the day when grief keeps pulling them down? Or those who want to stop their milk supply or pump exclusively? Who want to move to feel better in their body and learn to trust it again?
It didn’t exist. As a nutritionist and trainer, specializing in supporting all walks of motherhood, it was clear loss moms were being failed.
So, I set out to write the program that didn’t exist. I took all the things I found helpful and supportive through my own recovery, and the things I was desperately seeking and compiled them into one cohesive and holistic program.
Introducing the Postpartum Recovery After Loss Program
Well This F*cking Sucks: The Grieving Mama’s Guide to Postpartum Recovery after Loss is the only program of its kind to provide holistic postpartum support specific for those who’ve experienced pregnancy loss. This program provides the space for reconnection, while honoring baby, pregnancy and loss.
A 14-week progressive postpartum recovery program and mindful movement guide.
Whole-body nourishment including healing herbs, nourishing foods, restorative sleep support, and self-care practices (that aren’t bullshit).
Emotional processing tools including journaling exercises and grounding techniques to use when shit starts to spiral
Comprehensive guide to share with friends and family so they understand how to support a loved one through loss.
Resources for navigating specific situations like lactation after loss, holidays and anniversaries, people saying stupid shit, and more.
The full program will launch October 10. Until then, you can get a sneak peak of the resources included by choosing a free download below.
Know someone who has experienced loss?
1 in 4 pregnant people will experience loss. If you’re struggling with knowing how to truly support your loved one through this shitstorm, then this free guide is for you.
Have you experienced loss?
Postpartum recovery after loss often feels unfamiliar and unsupported. I was pissed and emotionally exhausted by the constant “baby-wearing walk” suggestions for my postpartum recovery movement.
Loss moms need and deserve better support.
Which is why I put together this free guide. Use it as a jumping off point as you navigate this shitstorm.