Your Parent Process

Where coaching & education meet

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too.  As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.  I can't tell my children to reach for the sun.

All I can do is reach for it, myself.​
 

~ Joyce Maynard

"Your Parent Process" is a 20 hour coaching/consulting program that integrates Family Systems Coaching with Childbirth, Lactation, and Parent education. Everything is tailored for each family! 

 

​The first time we meet will be to create our "Designed Alliance".  During this time together I will obtain a detailed intake gathering information such as your coaching goals, your labor and birth goals: including any previous birth histories and your current planned birth location, we will also discuss your infant feeding desires.  Encompassed in this coaching program is a complete childbirth education course that expands through the newborn stage.  Our coaching time also can include siblings as desired for infant preparation. 

 

​"Your Parent Process" generally takes about three months to complete, but arrangements can be made if you are too close to full term to complete the program in this time frame.  Our last hour will be after your baby has arrived so you can process your birth through coaching.  If you decide you would like to continue with your coaching outside of “Your Parent Process” we can continue on a month to month plan. Email support is also available during our coaching relationship.

General Program Overview

Designing Alliance- 2 hours

This is where we get to know each other.  We will discuss our coaching      relationship and set up a coaching plan.  Remember that each week            we meet (in person or over Skype) you and your partner bring the                agenda.  My job is to guide your process and bring you the educational      pieces to help you set your birth intentions and move from          

   couplehood in to parenthood.  Below is a guidline. 

 

Childbirth Education- 3 hours

The anatomy of pregnancy and the changes that occur in both mother        and baby with each stage of pregnancy

* The physiology of labor and birth and what the mother's body and baby      accomplish together

 

Coaching Session-1 hour

* Adjusting to the changes of pregnancy and how this effects the                    relationship

 

Childbirth Education- 3 hours

* Pain coping options with hands-on practice ​

Relaxation and different breathing styles

​* Labor and birth positions and movements

* Labor support

 

Coaching Session- 1 hour

How do you want to be together in labor

* Aligning your birth intentions and values

 

Childbirth Education-3 hours

* Hormone cocktail

​* Human and mammal behavior during birth and postpartum period

* Birth plan/birth wish list

Pain medication as a tool, when it can be useful, and myths about pain      medication

 

Coaching Session-1 hour

Shifting from couplehood to parenthood

* How will your roles change

 

Childbirth Education-3 hours

Early postpartum period effects on baby and the rest of the family

Breastfeeding ease

Sex and intimacy during and after pregnancy

Birth art/journaling

 

Coaching Session- 1 hour

Asking and gathering postpartum support

* Reconnecting the romantic relationship

 

Coaching Session-1 hour

* Preparing for labor

* Releasing birth fears

Bringing baby home and infant care

 

******Birth of Baby******

 

Coaching Completion Session-1 hour

Processing the labor and birth

How do you want to be as parents

Birth is a rite of passage. Parenthood is a rite of passage. You are strong and glorious. Trust yourself to leave behind your fears and step through the realm. If you can do that, what would be possible for you and your family?

 

~ Kimberly Lindsay

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

 

~ Mark Twain

Program Price: $1400