Prenatal & Postpartum Support
The Happy Mama Place:
Your Support System for Motherhood
Welcome to The Happy Mama Place, your go-to support system during your pregnancy journey. From the moment you realize you’re expanding your family to navigating life with your new baby, we’re here for you every step of the way.
Pregnancy is a beautiful, transformative experience that lasts about ten months. Whether you’re becoming a mom for the first time or adding another bundle of joy to your family, there’s a lot to learn and understand. It’s essential to nurture your body as your baby grows, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
However, pregnancy often comes with a host of myths, misunderstandings, fears, and uncertainties. These factors can significantly impact your pregnancy and birthing experience. That’s where The Happy Mama Place steps in, helping you transition smoothly into life with your new baby.
During pregnancy, prenatal massage becomes increasingly essential for overall health and well-being. As your body adapts to complex hormonal changes and the increasing weight of your baby, you may experience muscle tightness and weakened ligaments. At The Happy Mama Place, I understand and recognize these unique challenges. That’s why I have designed massage services to meet the individual needs of each mom-to-be, catering to each trimester of pregnancy and beyond into postpartum.
Knowledge is Power: Equip Yourself with Essential Education
Your doctor’s appointments might only last about 15 minutes, and in today’s hospital environment, you’ll mostly meet with a Physician Assistant for most of your pregnancy. Towards the end of your term, you’ll start seeing doctors, but not necessarily the same one each time. Most hospitals practice in groups, which means that the doctor on call will deliver your baby. So, preparing yourself with questions about your concerns is the best way to navigate your birth preferences.
To aid you in this journey, we offer a comprehensive, 5-week Evidenced-Based Childbirth Education Series. We meet once a week for five weeks, with each class lasting 2.5 hours. This series is designed for both mom and partner, providing a deep understanding of how the body prepares for labor, ways to assist your birthing body, and how to actively participate in making decisions about your baby’s birth.
There’s so much more to learn and explore. For more information on our Childbirth Education class, please visit our HypnoBirthing page. At The Happy Mama Place, I am committed to empowering you with knowledge and support, making your journey into motherhood a joyous and confident one. You’re not alone in this journey – we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Your Birth Companion: Empowering Your Pregnancy Journey
- Embracing motherhood can be a whirlwind of emotions and experiences. It’s entirely natural to feel overwhelmed during pregnancy, but remember: your mindset plays a crucial role in your pregnancy and childbirth journey.
- Many expectant mothers tend to focus on their fears and uncertainties, inadvertently giving power to these concerns. This often leads to anxiety surrounding birth. Instead, I encourage you to concentrate on what you desire from this transformative experience.
- That’s where I as a doula comes into play. As an integral part of your birth team, a doula helps navigate the unknowns, offering support during your pregnancy and beyond. They provide resources and evidence-based information, advocating for you during childbirth and assisting with the transition into motherhood.
Empowering Your Birth Experience
- The goal is to help create a safe and empowering birthing experience, where you feel heard, respected, and in control. I believe that every woman deserves a positive and affirming childbirth experience, and we are committed to making this belief a reality.
- Whether you’re newly pregnant or nearing your due date, it’s never too early or late to explore the benefits of doula support. Let us walk alongside you on this incredible journey to motherhood.
- Welcome to my family of empowered and confident mothers. Let’s embrace this beautiful journey together.
Massage Services at The Happy Mama Place:
Tailored to Your Unique Needs
Experience the benefits of massage at The Happy Mama Place. During pregnancy, your body goes through hormonal changes and weight gain, which can lead to muscle tightness and weakened ligaments. Our customized massage services cater to each trimester of pregnancy and beyond into postpartum, providing the support you need during this transformative time.
Bodywork Session: The Happy Mama Place’s bodywork sessions are designed to help you navigate pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Each trimester is filled with hormonal surges that impact not only your emotional and mental state but also your physical body. Don’t worry, this is nature’s way of preparing for childbirth. Our massage focuses on creating space and balance, allowing your baby to move freely without causing discomfort.
Induction Massage: In the 37th week of gestation, try our induction massage to prepare your body for labor. We use pressure points, massage techniques, mayo fascia and essential oils to tone your uterus. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as back pain or a prolonged labor, I will join you, providing techniques to create the space your baby needs to descend.
Postpartum Massage: After childbirth, the fourth trimester can bring sleepless nights and lingering aches and pains. Our postpartum massage is centered around the needs of new moms, helping you return to your pre-baby condition. By releasing endorphins, massage can also help calm your emotional and mental state.
Choose The Happy Mama Place for postpartum massage services that are tailored to your individual needs during this beautiful journey of motherhood. A comprehensive range of massage services is designed to support you through the journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
My Massage focuses on creating a harmonious balance in your body, providing space for your baby to move freely. This can help alleviate any discomfort caused by pressure on specific areas.
As you approach the 37th week of gestation, our Induction Massage prepares your body for the upcoming birthing process. This involves toning your uterus through the use of pressure points, specialized massage techniques, and a unique blend of essential oils.
Should you experience irregular contraction patterns during labor or symptoms indicative of a mal-positioned baby, such as lower back pain, pelvic pain, or prolonged time in baby descending, we’ll be there to assist. My Labor Massage offers a combination of massage, myofascial release, and positioning designed to create the necessary space for your baby’s earth-side arrival.
In the first three months following your baby’s birth, we welcome you to experience our postpartum massage. This session focuses on assisting your body in returning to its pre-baby condition. Our postpartum massage is centered around the needs of a new mom transitioning into a life of caring for a newborn..
Understanding the unique challenges, a new mom faces, My Postpartum Massage is tailored to meet your needs as you transition into life with a new baby. The fourth trimester often comes with sleepless nights and lingering aches and pains from pregnancy and childbirth, which can impact your mental state. Our therapeutic massages aim to release endorphins, promoting a sense of calm and wellbeing, crucial for this new phase of life.
Fourth Trimester Remedies – Placenta Encapsulation
The fourth trimester is a crucial yet often overlooked period. Many people may be unaware of its significance. Transitioning into life with a newborn while your body is healing can be exhausting, overwhelming, and not always a smooth journey. Your body is going through a complex process to return to its pre-pregnancy state.
At The Happy Mama Place, we understand the challenges of this phase and offer products and services designed to make your postpartum journey more comfortable and balanced. Our goal is to empower you to form a deeper bond with your baby during this transformative time.
One of our unique offerings is Placenta Encapsulation, a service that can assist with hormonal adjustment after childbirth. During pregnancy, your hormone levels are at their peak as you nurture the growth of a baby. The placenta plays a vital role in creating, distributing, and regulating these hormones. Once the placenta is delivered, your body no longer has this organ to manage these functions, leading to a sudden hormonal shift.
This abrupt change can result in withdrawal symptoms such as baby blues, postpartum depression, or low energy. By encapsulating and consuming your placenta, you reintroduce these hormones to your body in a controlled manner. This gradual reintroduction allows your body to comfortably wean off the extra hormones, potentially minimizing postpartum discomforts.
To learn more about the benefits and process of Placenta Encapsulation, please visit our Placenta Encapsulation page.
Coming Soon: The Happy Mama Place E-commerce Store
We’re excited to announce that soon, you’ll be able to shop our range of thoughtfully curated products from the comfort of your home. Our upcoming e-commerce store will feature items specially designed to support and enhance your postpartum experience. Stay tuned for the grand opening!
In conclusion, the fourth trimester is a unique period of transition and healing. With our services and products, we aim to support you on this journey, promoting a balanced and comfortable postpartum experience, and fostering a deep connection between you and your baby.