MOM-CENTERED POSTPARTUM CARE
Birth happens in one day.
Postpartum recovery can take over a year.
Pregnant women are preparing for birth and taking an active role in birth more than ever before, but only a handful of women prepare for and take an active role in the postpartum period.
At Rhea, female postpartum professionals guide mothers through a structured 5 week course (90 minutes per week). These classes and check ins let women come together and heal during what could be a very difficult time.
Whether you're still pregnant, 6 months postpartum, or just had your 5th child, this 5 week course will encourage healing and empower you to take an active role in your postpartum recovery.
Empowering Moms Through Evidence-Based Education
At Rhea we believe knowledge is power, so we give moms researched and evidence-based curriculum and resources so have more control over their postpartum recovery, more power to overcome incontinence, diastasis recti, exhaustion, breastfeeding troubles, baby blues, PPD, traumatic birth experiences, physical trauma sustained during pregnancy or birth.
A Personal Experience
No one puts your experience at the heart of everything quite like we do. We are always listening to gain a better understanding of how we can help you succeed as a mom and an individual. A healthier you means a better bond with your baby and your family.
Healing takes time. Whereas women get only one checkup with their OBGYN or Midwife after they give birth, we provide 5 weeks of face-to-face help, and 12 months of contact to make sure your 1st year after baby goes smoothly. That's why Rhea doesn't go away after 5 weeks of classes–we continue to connect you to community, knowledge, and exercises to keep strengthening your body, mind and spirit.
How to recognize and overcome postpartum depression
Helping a spouse with postpartum depression
Other postpartum mental states
Conditions we mistake for postpartum depression
The "SUNSHINE" guide for mental wellness
When to speak to a therapist and the best questions to ask
How to detect and strengthen a weak pelvic floor
How to overcome incontinence, no more urinary leaks when you sneeze or jump rope
How to eliminate discomfort or pain with sex
The 9 key exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and prevent prolapse
Other common physical changes and how to overcome them
The effects of social distance and isolation
Grounding and healthy conflict management
The "Strawberry" approach to friendship
How to build your personal community
The transition from womb to world
The crib safety checklist
The "Safe Sleep Seven"
The "Better Sleep" list - helping moms get more sleep
How to take an active role in your self care
151 self care ideas - handout
How to be more than just a mom
Establishing a routine
Nutrition and food ideas
WEEK 1 - MENTAL HEALTH
WEEK 2 - PELVIC FLOOR
WEEK 3 - EMOTIONAL HEALTH
WEEK 4 - SLEEP
WEEK 5 - SELF CARE
Five Weeks of Classes
90 Minute Classes
This isn't a lecture. You can expect to interact with other moms and even do physical and emotional exercises together in class. Come prepared to connect, to share, and to ask questions.
Prevent Postpartum Problems
50% of women in the US experience prolapse–this can be prevented. Too many moms wait until something goes wrong before they see a mental health therapist, a pelvic floor specialist, or any other consultant. Rhea gives you the opportunity to develop healthy habits and fix problems before they get big.
Female Health Experts
Rhea puts you in front of female health experts, certified birth and postnatal doulas and restorative yoga instructors. Each team member at Rhea is passionate about helping mothers. They will unpack the postpartum period, they will listen and and give you personalized recommendations for healing.
No matter your experiences, we accept you as you are and foster an environment of acceptance. We have all had different experiences with pregnancy and birth–and that's what makes us strong. Rhea is a place where moms support one another and feel supported.
We genuinely care about you-moms, we want to check in with you and make sure you have everything you need. Recordings can feel cold and impersonal, that's why Rhea always has live instructors–even online! You can feel confident that your questions will be addressed and you'll be given the personal attention that makes all the difference in healing.
Don't stress about remembering everything because we provide you with a workbook of all the exercises we cover during class.
Live online classes are available so you can be part of a community from the comfort of your couch.
12 Months of Support
Your Own Health Expert
A lack of support can feel frustrating. That's why we connect you to a private group that consists of the members of your class as well as your instructor. This group will allow you to ask questions for 12 months, so even if something comes up 8 months later, you have someone in your corner.
New Exercises - Email
It's important to find the solutions that work for you. That's why Rhea emails you new exercises each week to strengthen your mind and body. Find the ones that work best in your life, don't worry, they only take 60 seconds to try.
Ongoing Education - Email
Healing takes time. That's why Rhea connects you with new resources through weekly emails. You won't have to hunt for the latest in postpartum, it comes right to you.
One Amazing Community
Moms Like You
When you join Rhea, you join a private community of mothers and healthcare providers. You'll have access to their knowledge and experience to help you continue to thrive.
You'll have the opportunity to join community challenges. This is a great way to meet other moms, build friendships, and stay accountable to your own healing journey.
Best in the Business
Rhea connects you with local providers and products at discounted rates so you can feel confident you're getting the best care at the best price.