services

Full
Service
Planning

I collaborate with you to create a plan for your postpartum period, which includes the initial weeks up to months after the arrival of baby, depending on your needs.  I get to know your requirements and concerns, provide consultation about what to expect postpartum, and draft a week-by-week Plan for Resilience and Resource Guide listing resources such as lactation consultants, mental health therapists, meal delivery services, baby and me classes, etc. located as convenient as possible to you.  Your Plan will hold the details of how and when you intend to use your resources and support sources along a timeline that is coordinated with baby’s development.

A plan MAY include the following topics,
in addition to a your other specific areas of concern:

  • Resources for Baby Care

  • Supporting Baby Feeding and Lactation

  • Meeting Your Basic Needs of Rest, Nourishment, and Hygiene

  • Postpartum Physical and Mental Health

  • Engaging Help From Family, Friends, and/or Professionals

  • Household Task Management   

  • Personal Identity and Self Care

  • Nurturing Your Relationship While Parenting

  • Getting Out and Cultivating your Village

  • Including and Caring for Your Older Children

  • Securing Childcare

  • Returning to Work

How it Works:

  1. Initial in-person or video meeting to discuss postpartum needs and expectations

  2. I draft a Plan For Resilience and Resource Guide based on our initial discussion

  3. Second in-person or video/phone meeting to review the plan and make adjustments if needed (ideally we meet together with both expecting parents or the expecting parent and a support person)

  4. I provide a follow up call after baby arrives to check in and provide additional resources if needed

Investment:

$370 {San diego county, CA} $395 {Locations outside san diego}


consult

If you just need a conversation about a specific topic or two, let’s talk!

Rate: $45/quarter hour


Speaking

I love speaking with groups and organizations about postpartum matters. Please get in touch to discuss your needs!


testimonials

“Working with Andrea was one of the most invaluable and helpful experiences we’ve had since we’ve been expecting! Andrea’s warmth, enthusiasm, and passion for helping others develop a unique and individualized postpartum plan is very apparent. As a first time mom, I had no idea what I was getting into in terms of planning. I attended countless baby classes, but for me, a “one size fits all” approach wasn’t what I needed. When I met with Andrea she was able to structure the postpartum plan to meet the unique needs of my family. She brought positivity, an arsenal of tools, and awareness to the table. For example, Andrea was able to discuss and walk me through various scenarios that could occur after giving birth- things I hadn’t thought of before. I am so glad that we were able to find practical solutions for everything that may come up during the post-postpartum phase. I now have resources, tools, and unique ideas as to how I can best support myself, my husband, and our little addition. What I really appreciated about the process was the organization and the structure. Andrea broke down our plan in a week-by-week format- this way, nothing was too overwhelming. The material she created was invaluable and we really felt supported every step of the way. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Andrea, as I would not have had the knowledge, time, or energy, to create a plan myself. Set yourself up for success and reach out to Andrea. We are so happy we did.”

—Devon, First Time Mom

 

“I have to admit, I had no idea what a postpartum plan entailed. After meeting with Andrea, I have a much better understanding of what to expect after our son is born. Classes really don’t prepare you for what life will look like once your baby arrives. Sure, they teach you how to swaddle, but do they really prepare you for all of the other stuff (e.g. roles, going back to work, childcare needs, etc.)? After meeting with Andrea, we now have resources (close to our home), connections, support options (personal recommendations), and an idea as to what things will cost (e.g. childcare, etc). It’s clear that Andrea takes into account everyone’s individual needs- even within the family. She was professional, well-prepared, and extremely helpful. I felt comfortable asking any question and I am confident that we will be referring to the plan on a weekly basis. This plan will save you time, money, and resources and I would recommend this service to anyone who may feel a little overwhelmed with the process of integrating the new addition into the family/your life. Having the extra support eases the mind. It’s great to know that we can reach out to Andrea once the baby is here. I am glad that we had the opportunity to meet with her- she went above and beyond to support our growing family.”

—Dreux, First Time Dad