Rhythm of Birth & Postpartum Journey

Preparing for Birth and Your Postpartum Transition

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Getting ready for your birth and having a baby can bring many questions. You are likely spending much time focusing on your pregnancy and preparing for your birth. Preparing for postpartum (medically the first 6 weeks after birth) is equally as important! There is so much information about preparing for birth and having a baby. It can all seem overwhelming! These courses will bring you peace of mind, knowing you feel prepared and have a plan, as you continue your pregnancy and prepare to welcome your baby.

It is normal to have many questions about preparing for birth and the postpartum transition:

  • How will I cope with the pain and intensity of labor, even if I am planning pain control?
  • What if my birth doesn't go how I plan?
  • Will I ever feel normal again?
  • Will my body heal normally?
  • How can I minimize my risk of postpartum depression?
  • How long does postpartum really last?
  • How can I plan ahead during pregnancy for postpartum?
  • How do I change a diaper?
  • What if my baby is really fussy?
  • How do I nurture relationship with my partner when all I can think about is my baby?
  • How do I know if something is wrong while breastfeeding?
  • How do I get help if my baby doesn't sleep normally?
  • Who do I contact for help after my baby is born?
  • How do I prepare emotionally for life with a newborn?

Take deep breaths, beautiful Mama. Having many questions is normal. These courses answer all of these questions and much more!

Rhythm of Birth & Postpartum Journey Courses

These courses will prepare you to experience the intensity of labor and give you ways to prepare for your postpartum journey including; a postpartum plan download, newborn and immediate postpartum care procedures, ways to prepare emotionally, and the support and services you need as you continue your pregnancy journey and prepare to welcome your baby! You will have a virtual support team and you will learn who to ask for personal help. There are featured courses to view during pregnancy and as you transition into postpartum to answer your questions and guide you. As with any journey and preparing for an experience, you can’t fully know what to expect or what you might need until you get there, but it’s SO important to start thinking now about support systems you might need in place to set you up for success in the early days. You will feel at peace and ready for your birth and new baby! Find what's inside each course below.

Unique Childbirth Preparation

This preparation focuses on helping you cultivate a pain-coping mindset for labor, however you plan to birth. Together, we explore ways to work with these sensations of labor without creating suffering.

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Preparing Prenatally for Postpartum- Course 1

Postpartum Journey will uncover the myths about postpartum. 

In Course One, you will begin preparing your heart emotionally by hearing part one of a Great Story about a woman named Inanna. You will learn how her journey parallels the journey of birth.

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Your Postpartum Journey- Course 2

In Course Two, you begin with part two of Inanna’s journey as she makes her return which is symbolic of your postpartum return after birth.

There is deep symbolism represented in Inanna’s journey that parallels your soul journey. Learn more about this course below!

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Postpartum Preparation Journey Bundle (Course 1 and Course 2)

Get access to both courses: "Preparing Prenatally for Postpartum" AND "Your Postpartum Journey".

These courses will help you feel 100% ready as you continue your pregnancy journey and prepare to welcome your baby!

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From the comfort of your home, or on the go, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare mentally to ease your mind in labor and through your toddler's tantrums!

  • Transition from pregnancy to postpartum.

  • Prepare your heart emotionally and mentally to become a new parent.

  • Gain confidence in mothering and caring for your baby.

  • Care for your mind and body from birth and postpartum professionals.

  • Gain peace of mind and embrace a blissful postpartum!

"50% - 80% of new mothers experience some form of anxiety or depression during the postpartum period, and many women find it hard to immediately bond and connect with their newborn." -Dr. Andra Brosh, Clinical Psychologist

From the comfort of your own home, these e-courses teach you: how to prepare your mind for labor, the steps to transitioning into parenthood, and connects you to many mothers who are, or have been, where you are right now! Having a plan and finding support can put you on the path for peace of mind, healing, and joy on your birth and postpartum journey.

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Get a Sneak Peak Inside the Full Postpartum Course!

These e-courses will give you the tools you need to feel prepared for your postpartum experience. You will find support and community to encourage you along the way.


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"The "Postpartum Journey" taught me to slow down, stay present, and really reflect on the time following the birth of my baby. I learned that there are a wide range of emotions, all of which are very real. The story of Inanna was a powerful metaphor for the psychological transition from the pre- to post- natal period. It is a reminder that I, too, will one day have a story to share about this very sensitive time in my life."

Holly Grant
"Seasoned Mom"

"Postpartum Journey has something for everyone. The clean layout, relevant topics and realistic approach of this program impress me. My own son came one month early, and so I found myself with my hands and heart full, yet unprepared! I know that having so many valuable and encouraging resources organized and available would have really supported my journey."

Tara Daystar
Doula/ Midwife

"This course has helped me tremendously. The videos were informative and allowed me to work at my own pace. The downloadable worksheets and video transcripts also made it possible to absorb the information in various ways. The best part of the video course is Shalene's expertise and added value by incorporating other experts in the course to propel me in the right direction from pregnancy to parenthood. "

Shola Aladejebi
"New Mom"

Get the Most Important Tips to Ease Your Labor!

After supporting over 100 women during their birth, these techniques are ones laboring women use the most. 

I created this valuable info-graphic that you and your partner can have with you during labor as a guide to a peaceful birth. 

Grab your free Info-graph today, to feel more prepared for your birth!

"Pooping During Labor?" 

Pooping in labor is not a topic at the top of your list to discuss at a dinner party or over coffee, but it is an anxiety many women bear alone when preparing for their birth. Read personal stories of pregnant women, their partners, and birth professionals of their anxiety of pooping during labor. Learn about the physiology of pushing, why pooping happens, and how it is managed during birth. This book will help relieve your anxiety, prepare you to completely let go of the fear of pooping, and add a little humor to your mind as you approach labor.


Meet Your Mentor
Shalene Massie; CD, CBE

Shalene is a certified Doula and Childbirth/ Postpartum Educator. 

She has been mentoring parents since 2012 along their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys. She is an advanced certified mentor through Birthing From Within®, owner of Rhythm of Birth Doula Services and Childbirth Education, creator of Postpartum Journey e-course, and lead coordinator of the NRV Birth Collective. Her experience living in the primitive culture of South Sudan gave her valuable insight into a woman's natural instinct to give birth. Reflecting on taking her young baby to Sudan motivated her to create Postpartum Journey e-course. 

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