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For mothers by mothers

MAMAMOON SCHOOL
POSTPARTUM CARE

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PELVIC YOGA

Every women’s pelvic is unique and rarely is completely in balance. A part of the pelvis can be tight and short, another side can be too loose. After giving birth we usually think about only strengthening and engaging again, but a huge part is also giving relaxation and length to the more tighter parts, and bringing balance by discovering which muscles need more strength. In this way the pelvis comes back to balance and all parts work synergistically with each other, engaging when they have to and relaxing when they can. Sometimes after giving birth the pelvic floor holds on to a traumatic experience, this can also create tightness. 

 

These classes will help you to breathe more fully and deeply, improve your posture, understand your pelvis and sooth pelvic pain, lower back pain, bladder problems and all kinds of pelvic related problems, while giving synergy to your pelvic floor muscles and other muscles that support the pelvic floor. You will be guided with awareness exercises to self explore your pelvis by discovering the places where you hold tension and where you can feel a release happening. Within this relaxing state, you can learn your muscles how to engage when they have to and give more strength and support where your pelvis needs it.

Teacher: Lisanne

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LEARN A RELAXING BABY MASSAGE

FOR MOMS AND MOMS-TO-BE

 

The Ayurvedic baby massage is a beautiful practice that creates connection between you and baby, supports in shooting and creating articolar mobility. 

It is suited from the early stages, the moment the umbilical cord falls off and it is healed fully and it’s a practice that can accompany you and your baby during the first years. You will learn how to massage your baby, how to safely hold them for they bath after, what are the main cues, do’s and don’t s 

 

This course is open to both moms and mothers to be: you do not need to have your baby with you, you can practice on a doll and later on your baby. 

If you bring with you your baby, make sure to have with you:

  • a small bottle (that fits in a mug) with raw almond oil (best is the one you would use to eat since all goes in can be applied safely on the skin)

  • a mug with the boiled water.

  • a pillow with a pillow cover and a trash bag in between to protect the pillow from the oil

  • a towel

 

What to prepare:

  • Have the heater on if needed  and be sure to feed the baby 30 min before at least. 

  • Be ready to bath your baby afterwards

  • Bring in your new born - or a doll if you are having some time to practice before having your baby and cannot really wait ;)

 

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Teacher: Ombretta

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BREASTFEEDING: PILLOW-FREE

Would you like to get more freedom when breastfeeding? Learn everything about feeding "pillow-free". Think here more vertical and natural positions,  the how to's and the why's..

Teacher: Marieke

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BREASTFEEDING: ABOUT THE LATCH 

Learn everything about improving the latch for more comfortable feeding and more effective intake for yourself and for your baby. Simple and practical tips that will make your breastfeeding journey smoother!

Teacher: Marieke

Breast Milk Pump

BREASTFEEDING: BOOBS & BUSINESS 

If you are planning to go back to work while breastfeeding, this class is a must! Pumping, storing, milk bank and more!

Teacher: Marieke

Aromatherapy

THE POWER OF ESSENTIAL OILS IN POSTPARTUM

Being one of the most loving and affectionate times, postpartum can also be new and challenging. Insomnia, anxiety, headaches and remarkable physical changes are only a few things that might be going on in the first weeks of mamahood. Learn how the powerful active substances of essential oils can support your emotional wellbeing, balance your hormones sooth your skin and heal your body. Got you curious? Dive into the magic of essential oils and plant medicine in an insightful exchange from mom to mom.

Teacher: Isadora

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POSTPARTUM CARE & BELLY BINDING - WHEN, HOW AND IS IT FOR ME

Belly binding is a Malaysian style of tummy wrapping that has been designed to support your body in a healthy way while it recovers. Learn everything what you should know about the method and see if it is something for you to plan after childbirth as well!

Teacher: Mirjam

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AYURVEDA FOR POSTPARTUM: FOCUS ON NUTRITION

What is Ayurveda and how can you use this medical system to recover during your postpartum time? This class is open to both expecting mothers and mom’s that just had their baby and want to connect and reach out for tips (babies are welcomed), nevertheless we recommend to attend this class anytime during the third trimester of pregnancy. Topics for the classes:

  • AYURVEDA & THE SACRED POSTPARTUM WINDOW: What is the Sacred Postpartum Window? Why it is important to plan the next 40 days after childbirth? What are the 3 main pillars, the stages and how I can approach them? When I can start to take action?

  • AYURVEDA AND POSTNATAL NUTRITION FROM BIRTH TO WEEK 2: What should I eat and drink right after childbirth? What about the first 3 days when I’m preparing for the letdown of milk? What are my allies during the first 10 days postpartum?

  • AYURVEDA & POSTNATAL NUTRITION FROM WEEK 2-3: Week 2 and 3 postpartum it’s the moment when your start building up on variety still keeping an eye on your real digestive capacity which is our primary focus

  • AYURVEDA & POSTNATAL NUTRITION FROM WEEK 3 TO WEEK 6: Week 3-6 postpartum. Here things are getting funnier food wise: we work on rebuilding your tissues and your strength

Check the schedule to find your next class.

Teacher: Ombretta

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KITCHEN TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Ever wondered how you can make cooking more efficient while maximizing  the nutrition profile of what you eat? Always wanted to eat healthy but it seemed too complicated, too unknown, too much? 


In this class we will cover key ingredients to have in your kitchen when pregnant and postpartum, a few cooking tricks to get what's best from your food, and a Soup Mama special - soup making 101! See for yourself that healthy & nutritious doesn't have to be perfect, time consuming, or difficult!

Note: we will not be cooking during the class, so you can decide to join even last minute ;-) You will get a tone of tips for your home cooking, and Emilia will share an easy and delicious soup recipe at the end. 

Teacher: Emilia

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PREPARE FOR POSTPARTUM: 5 GOLDEN TIPS FROM A KRAAMZORG

What can we organize, what to plan for, anything that we can already do/make when still pregnant. Think food, support, co-sleeping, baby safety - practical and super helpful tips for all moms-to-be!

Teacher: Delphine

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ACUPUNCTURE & POSTPARTUM DEPLETION BEYOND 40 DAYS

What it is? How to recognize the signs? Simple practices to help, practices to avoid depletion. When can I start helping myself? 

Teacher: Corinne

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ACUPUNCTURE & PREPARING FOR POSTPARTUM: HOW TO BOUNCE BACK

Can I prepare already when pregnant for postpartum? Breastfeeding, recovery, sleep, energy? Any treatments / practices that I can plan for? Anything to avoid..

Teacher: Corinne

Herbs

HERBAL REMEDIES & POSTPARTUM HEALING

Ombretta will share herbal remedies that are safe and that support the physiological healing processes involving the uterus involution, the perineal care as well as internal remedies to balance your hormones after childbirth, to support rest and healing the gut.

Teacher: Ombretta

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HOW TO DEAL WITH BABY CRAMPS

Babies when born often have to deal with cramps, some more than the others. Learn how to recognize when your baby has cramps and how to help them with simple massage techniques and with some nutritional help.

Teacher: Delphine

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POSTPARTUM CARE & VAGINAL STEAMING

For whom, when, why? Can I prepare it myself? If it's not applicable for me, is there another treatment that could serve the same purpose?

Teacher: Mirjam

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POSTPARTUM CARE & PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION 

Why and for whom? What are the benefits? When should I plan for it? How to use it afterwards? How much time does the method take? Is it for use by myself or my baby too?

Teacher: Mirjam