Curriculum

CLASS 1 - EMOTIONAL HEALTH​​

Picture this familiar scene. During the first few weeks with the new baby you experience a lot of support as friends and family visit–but as time passes, the visits become less frequent and you start to feel alone and overwhelmed. This might explain why the two main words new mothers use to describe their social situation are "lonely" and "friendless".

Rhea teaches you about the effects of social distance and isolation and how to build a strong personal community. You will discover the tools to navigate complex partner dynamics and apply healthy conflict management. With Rhea, meaningful relationships are nurtured, loneliness dissipates, and you build a stronger bond with your child.

CLASS 2 - PELVIC FLOOR​​

A weak pelvic floor affects half of all mothers. This may surface in the form of urinary incontinence (peeing when you sneeze or jump), stiffness, prolapse, or pain during sex. However, just because something is common, doesn't mean it's normal.

With Rhea, you will learn how to detect and strengthen a weak pelvic floor to overcome urinary leakage and sexual discomfort. You will come to understand common physical changes that accompany birth and why it's crucial to restore the pelvic floor (even after a C-section). Together, we will practice the key exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and prevent prolapse.

CLASS 3 - SLEEP

Getting enough sleep for you and the baby is difficult. There are a lot of reasons sleep can evade us; anxious feelings, misaligned schedules, racing thoughts, or even constant interruptions. While it's no secret that we could use more sleep, it's easier said than done.

With Rhea, you will understand your baby's transition from womb to world, get ideas for safe sleeping arrangements, and learn how to find a sleep schedule that aligns with family and work. Getting a good night's rest has never been easier or more consistent.

CLASS 4 - MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health is a sensitive subject that we often shy away from. When we begin to recognize how common it is for new mothers to experience feelings of stress, depression, anxiety, and anger, we can start to have more compassion for ourselves and begin seeking real solutions.

Rhea teaches you how to recognize and overcome postpartum depression and identify other mental conditions. We also help you understand when to speak to a therapist and the best questions to ask. Rhea removes the shame from needing help and makes it easy to recognize the mental health warning signs.

CLASS 5 - SELF CARE

The current portrayal of self-care is backward—it’s thought of as a costly indulgence. This means that self-care is something we are only occasionally allowed to give ourselves and often can’t afford.

 

At Rhea we view self-care as a daily discipline through sleep, nutrition, and meeting basic needs. We teach you how to take an active role in self care, how to regain a strong sense of identity, and how to create a routine that works. You will discover that healing, health, and happiness is always available.