From that point on, you’re simply expected to know exactly what to do. And, worse, it’s meant to come naturally. This toxic mentality means that many mothers:
It’s like we’re telling mothers, “You have to get this right. But you have to do it practically alone, without feeling educated, empowered, supported or informed. Oh, and you’re going to do all this while you’re operating on minimal sleep and maximum stress, Cool? Cool.”
When the truth is that the only part of that statement that’s even remotely correct is that, together, we need to get this right.
From conception, you are, quite literally, feeding your child’s future with the nutrition you provide to them in the early stages of their life.
And what you nourish them with now will determine their long-term health, including their brain development and physical growth.
Which is why you might’ve decided to breastfeed.
You’re in great company! 94% of mindful mothers just like you choose to breastfeed their babies to give them the healthiest start to life.
… But only 15% of those very same mothers are still breastfeeding their babies after five months.
What goes wrong? (And how can society set you up for success?)
Post-birth healing will happen naturally. You don’t need to do anything to help your body heal.
Breastfeeding is natural and easy and every woman will be able to do it effortlessly.
Postnatal nutrition is all about cutting calories and losing weight.
I’ve been an accredited practicing dietitian and breastfeeding counsellor for over eight years, and I’ve seen firsthand that breastfeeding is rarely easy. Weight loss is often the least important element of postnatal nutrition. And healing your body after birth begins before your baby has even arrived
I totally understand that, as a mother, we’re encouraged to believe it’s our duty to put our baby first. But post-birth, you’ll have stretched your physical limits and carried your body – and mind! – through an enormous experience.
You need to heal. And the first six months post-birth are vital. Not only for creating healthy foundations for your baby to grow into the remarkable human they’re destined to be, but also for consciously caring for you, too.
But figuring out what to do when you’ve got a beautiful new responsibility snuggled in your arms and keeping your hands tied? Ugh. Hello, mission impossible.
Which is why I’m here. Together, let’s get you educated, informed and empowered for birth and the first six months of your postnatal journey BEFORE you’ve even had your first contraction.
At the heart of our program is week by week support, guiding you through every new milestone and challenge from birth to 6 months post partum.
Draw on the expert wisdom and guidance of an experienced and nationally accredited dietitian and breastfeeding counsellor who can answer your questions as they arise.
Grow in confidence as a mother as you deepen your ability to make informed, educated decisions for you and your baby’s futures.
Be equipped with the practical information and tools you need to navigate confidently towards your baby’s birth and the often neglected but incredibly important six months of change post-birth.
Call on a community of trustworthy, likeminded mothers to support you through the stress of motherhood.
As part of the program you have access to bonus ebooks, videos, courses, programs and 7-day menu plans each week for 6 months, worth over $2,500 in value!!
You’ll have full online library access to over 25-hours of the Getting Ready for Labour Masterclasses (without the membership, you only have access to 13 hours!), where I’ll cover everything you really need to know about giving birth – whether it’s your first baby or your fifth.
By the end of your adventure, you’ll:
As a tier two or three Postnatal Roadmap member, you will have full access to the Thompson Method Breastfeeding Course (valued at $197).
A gentle, evidence-based method created by Dr Robyn Thompson – a midwife with over 45 years’ experience and a PhD on nipple trauma and breastfeeding complications – this program contains an online library of breastfeeding resource videos to help you reduce the risk of breastfeeding complications. It’s currently being used to train midwives at the Mater Maternity Hospital in Australia.
The Member’s Hub also unlocks access to a large number of FitRight Physio’s pelvic floor education and exercise videos (valued at $77).
These invaluable resources are designed to help new mum’s recover faster and prevent pelvic floor complications later in life.
You want to take back control of your labour (and life!) by properly preparing for your birth (without stress or confusion).
You’re in your third trimester of pregnancy and are nervous about your post-delivery recovery after possible complications (including how to heal as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible).
Your baby is under six months old, and you’re struggling with a sense of isolation from mothers going through the same stages as you.
You want to prepare for breastfeeding before it begins with a complete breastfeeding plan that gives you confidence even before you go into labour.
You barely have time to run a brush through your hair each day, let alone figure out the complex science of nourishing your body properly.
You want to feel confident that you’re feeding your baby’s future nutritionally at every stage of the first 1,000 days of their life.
You feel like you missed the delivery of your Newborn Instruction Manual and need health professionals, who are parents themselves, to guide you through the first six months post-birth
Journey commences AFTER birth
What you get:
Journey commences before birth (in third trimester) up to 6 months postpartum
What you get:
Valued at over $1,600 AUD
Journey commences before birth (in third trimester) up until 6 months postpartum
What you get:
Valued at $2,000
Your baby is older than six months.
You feel calm, confident and completely in control of your journey as a new parent.
Your birth was perfect, and you haven’t had any post-delivery setbacks like low breastmilk supply, engorgement, or haemorrhaging.
You’re not a fan of science-driven guidance.
You’re happy to fly solo and prefer to do things alone rather than rely on the support of a community.
You are not looking for tailored advice from health professionals trained in evidence-based science and have experienced parenting as well.
I think the Postnatal Roadmap content is very valuable and needed for new mothers. Thank you very much Kristy for this very important service and education you provide.
The information from the Getting Ready for Labour workshop has all been incredibly helpful and I really appreciate the time you put into it. I’ve already received so much from the program.
Thank you! There's so much information and I really appreciate all the effort you put into your Postnatal Roadmap membership.
Thank you so much Kristy Manners. The Postnatal Roadmap membership has helped me in so many ways, especially now in the 4th trimester. I didn’t anticipate a c section but now having all your resources in the membership, to help with my recovery, is truly a blessing.
Happily, yes! This program can be done from anywhere in the world. Which means you don’t trek across the city – with your pram, baby and stress in tow – to get the postnatal support you need. If you invest in a tier three membership, your private consultations will be done virtually, too. So you can stay in your milk-crusted PJs without any judgment from me.
I love how proactive you are, but if you’re not yet pregnant you’d benefit more from a private consultation with me than the Postnatal Roadmap. In a private consultation, I can guide you in preparing yourself nutritionally so you can get your eggs to optimum fertility.
Absolutely! As a tier two or three member, you’ll gain access to the Getting Ready for Labour Masterclass – the perfect companion to feel empowered and prepared for birth and beyond (with education on birthing techniques and options available such as Lamaze and Hypnobirthing).
Beyond that, pregnancy is actually the perfect time to join the Postnatal Roadmap – you have more time, are less sleep deprived and you can still use both hands – so that you can be prepared and READY for when (not if) you need to troubleshoot breastfeeding, pelvic floor, baby sleep, nutrition depletion issues etc.
No, not for the Postnatal Roadmap. But I can still help. You are now about to walk into another new season of motherhood – weaning and introduction of solids. Yay for messy, sticky floors and dirty walls! I’m a paediatric accredited practicing dietitian with a special focus on allergies. So if you need support to guide you through this messy, fussy and sometimes scary phase, let’s chat with a private consult.
If the Postnatal Roadmap isn’t what you expected, you’re protected by a 30-day money-back guarantee. So long as you’ve logged in and viewed the resources, you’re eligible for a refund.
The Postnatal Roadmap is delivered online via emails and your own Member’s Hub. While you’re pregnant, you’ll have unlimited access to the Member’s Hub (where you can view all the resources and available courses). Once your baby is born, you will start receiving weekly emails unlocking the membership page for that week and alerting you to the topic resources and menu plans that are relevant to that milestone.
I totally understand feeling eager to learn and soak up as much information as possible while you’re pregnant. But when you’re postpartum, you’ll have less time while being exhausted, emotionally on edge and grappling with a serious case of mummy brain. Which is why the Roadmap gently delivers bite-size pieces of information right when you need it, so that you don’t feel even more overwhelmed than what you’re already feeling.
Your resources – which will be available in video, audio or PDF format – vary from 15 minutes to 40 minutes in length. Just enough to give you the information you need, but not so long that you’re scrambling to keep up.