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The Complete Guide to Infant & Postpartum Care

The Complete Guide to Infant & Postpartum Care

Reviving Postpartum Care

The Complete Guide to Infant & Postpartum Care is an evidence based course created to support families through the transitional phase of the fourth trimester. Written by a Midwife and Mother, this class compassionately addresses the unspoken, intimate challenges and joys woven within the process of welcoming new life into the world.

The infant material dives deep into the ins-and-outs of life with a newborn and illustrates the normal parameters of their behavior. From immediate postpartum to 3 months of age, we cover cord care, bathing, skin care, diapering, belly care, breastfeeding and more. In addition to newborns, this course offers an abundance of holistic postpartum wellness education to support your entire being as you integrate into life with your newborn.

So many families focus solely on birth education and find themselves feeling underprepared and overwhelmed in postpartum. Gift yourself the tools to actualize an easeful, well supported and nourishing postpartum experience in alignment with your family’s needs, desires and values.

What Do We Cover?

Through 6 modules and 30 sub-modules, we offer an in-depth illustration of newborn care, insights into traditional postpartum care offerings throughout the world, along with a plethora of postpartum wellness education. This course will help you integrate life with your newborn, and give you the tools to ride the waves of parenthood, with grace.
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Rite of Passage

The postpartum experience is a rite of passage; a means of transformation for an entire family. This experience is deeply impactful, as it sets the tone for the journey of parenthood. The significance of bringing life into the world has been reduced in Western culture, leaving many parents hungry for the support they deeply deserve. Learn to awaken your deepest desires for this tender phase of life, and weave tenderness and nourishment into the tapestry of your postpartum support network. Learn to navigate communal support in the most optimal way for you, while centering yourself and your precious family throughout the entire experience. The time to integrate a better way of supporting one another into human culture, is now.

The First Moments

Unlike most postpartum education courses, our material begins in stage three of labor, before the placenta is born. We offer an incredibly detailed grounding on the immediate postpartum stage, illustrating evidence based information on topics such as delayed cord clamping, delayed bathing, skin to skin, latching and more. We illustrate the physiological process of the third stage, and how to promote the most optimal environment for your internal mechanisms to work, perfectly. Learn tools for delivering your placenta and explore options for placenta processing, storing or consuming.

Evidence Based Education

Birth Untethered is geared towards supporting parents in sharing an autonomous relationship with their support network, and empowering them to make choices in alignment with their unique family values. We illustrate current evidence based information to support you in making informed choices for yourself and your baby. We discuss the rights to autonomy and privacy for you and your newborn, and illustrate the risks and benefits of many medical interventions available for your baby in their first days of life. We cover vitamin k, antibiotic eye ointment and hepatitis B.

Dismantle Your Fears

Some may find the decision making process to be overwhelming, as there is so much to learn and consider when making choices for our little ones. This course offers a groundbreaking methodology in choosing from love, rather than fear, to maintain clarity and confidence throughout any decision making process. These tools will support not only the postpartum phase, but the entire partnering journey as well. Discover how to dismantle any fears or barriers that may be holding you back from actualizing clarity and choosing from love, with ease. You have the power to make choices that honor your unique needs and support your transition into life with a little one.

Newborn Care

This course offers a step by step roadmap to support you in integrating into life with your newborn from a foundation of wholeness, confidence and joy. Learn about the various forms of safe sleep arrangements, as well as the forms of diapering and potty training, including elimination communication. We illustrate the normal parameters of newborn temperature, newborn skin and baby acne, void, feeding and newborn behavior. In addition, common discomforts and well loved remedies for colic, jaundice, clogged tear ducts, milk ducts, and tongue ties are explained in great detail. This companion guide will compassionately support you through the expected, unexpected, and everything in between.

Cultivating Holistic Wellness

 

There are so many unsupportive narratives surrounding postpartum, such as expectations to bounce back, postpartum isolation, the normalization of pelvic floor health challenges, and the normalization of inadequate support. Rather than following the cultural path paved for so many, we can choose to pave a new way for ourselves, our communities and for the generations to come. Choosing to create a postpartum container that truly creates a foundation of wellness will support your entire family throughout the postpartum transition. Parenthood does not have to steal away your wellness; you can learn to create a life of balance within your family dynamic, one that allows room for you to heal and integrate into life with your little one. Learn how to create the most optimal postpartum container, and receive a detailed illustration of nourishment, rest, and other self care guidelines to support your deepest wellness. 

Holistic Wellness

There are so many unsupportive narratives surrounding postpartum, such as expectations to bounce back, postpartum isolation, the normalization of pelvic floor health challenges, and the normalization of inadequate support. Rather than following the cultural path paved for so many, we can choose to pave a new way for ourselves, our communities and for the generations to come. Choosing to create a postpartum container that truly creates a foundation of wellness will support your entire family throughout the postpartum transition. Parenthood does not have to steal away your wellness; you can learn to create a life of balance within your family dynamic, one that allows room for you to heal and integrate into life with your little one. Learn how to create the most optimal postpartum container, and receive a detailed illustration of nourishment, rest, and other self care guidelines to support your deepest wellness. 

Supportive Herbal Allies

Learn to holistically utilize the beneficial properties of plants to support your postpartum wellness journey. We share recipes and instructions for crafting perineal immersion baths, cooling perineal pads, newborn care bath blends and more. Learn to harness the power of herbal medicine to heal rashes, support nipple care, increase or decrease milk supply, nourish your adrenals and calm your nervous system. We illustrate each individual herb to give you the full picture of the spectrum of support each plant can offer.

Breast & Infant Feeding

This course provides an abundance of education to support the entire breast and infant feeding journey, including resources for breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and other forms of infant nourishment. We discuss remedies for various feeding discomforts, such as clogged ducts, mastitis, tongue ties, nipple discomforts and more. We offer a holistic and evidence based approach for supporting the feeding journey, giving you the tools to address the source of any challenge at the root. We illustrate the ins and outs of pumping, feeding positions, and baby led feeding versus scheduled feeding. Learn to identify feeding cues, as well as signs of appropriate milk transfer. 

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This course is open for pre-registration.

Access begins January 2024

Payment Plan

$98/month

For 4 Months

  • Access the virtual course instantly with your first payment 
  • This is our budget friendly option! Smaller payments automatically come out of your bank account every month 
  • Gain lifetime access to all course materials, including text, video, image, audio and PDF
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Single Payment

$389

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Virtual Course & Personal Session

$425

Get the Course & 1:1 Guidance

  • Access the virtual course instantly with your first payment 
  • Receive a 90 minute personalized guidance session with Victoria, tethered to meet your unique needs
  • Gain lifetime access to all course materials, including text, video, image, audio and PDF
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This course is so thorough that most people could learn something new from it. Expect to explore a wide variety of topics related to empowered birthing and alternative approaches for every stage of the gestation, birthing and postpartum process. In addition, there are a number of activities designed to help the student process their learning experience through easily accessible art projects. Overall, this course is an effective tool for anyone seeking guidance for their reproductive journey.

What’s Included?

15 PDFs, 34 Audios, 14 Videos, 25 Activities &
120 Pages of Written Material
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The Newborn & Postpartum Course Outline

The Newborn & Postpartum Course Outline

The First Moments

Newborn Bonding

The First Latch 

Delayed Cord Clamping 

Delayed Bathing 

Newborn Medications

Placenta Uses 

 

Newborn Care 

The First 24 Hours

Cord Care

Bathing 

Sleep Arrangements

Genital Care, Void & Diapering 

Skin Care, Rashes & Baby Acne 

Layers, Temperature & Swaddling 

 

Common Discomforts 

Colic

Jaundice 

Clogged Tear Ducts 

Tongue Ties

Breast & Infant Feeding

Hunger Cues

Baby-Led vs Scheduled 

Feeding Positions 

Pumping

Clogged Ducts 

Chestfeeding & SNS

Transferring Signs

 

The Postpartum Portal 

Reviving Postpartum Care 

Navigating Communal Support 

Nourishment Guidelines 

Closing Ceremonies

Herbal Allies  

 

Integrating Parenthood

Knowledge, Wisdom & Love

Mental Health & Baby Brain 

Elimination Communication & Diapering

Sex & Pelvic Wellness

Return Of Your Menstrual Cycles

Conscious Parenting Begins Right Now 

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Meet Your Instructor

Victoria Tippins

Mother, Midwife & Childbirth Educator

 

I have been in love with birth since I can remember. Witnessing the births of my siblings instilled a deep inspiration to pursue birth work from a young age. I feel continuously humbled by the magnificence of reproduction, by the power and intelligence woven within the source of our existence. The experience of birthing my own daughter into the world solidified my heart’s highest wish; to become a guardian of the birthing space. As a birth doula, childbirth educator and student midwife, I have been joyfully supporting women and all people bringing life into the world for over a decade.

My intention is never to instruct, dictate or bestow my personal beliefs upon others, rather, I strive to encourage the authentic expression of labor and hold space in alignment with the family’s highest values. Rather than viewing birth as merely a medical event, I perceive it to be a celebration of life, a rite of passage and a powerful moment of transformation for an entire family. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to share years of collected knowledge with birthing families, to walk alongside their journey in the most supportive way possible.

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