Maternal Mental Health Services
Providing Perinatal Coaching Services to expecting and new moms during pregnancy and beyond postpartum to prepare for, and overcome, the mental health challenges they might experience.
Becoming a new mother is one of the most rewarding and challenging times of a woman's life, and yet so few services are offered to support her during this time. At The Whole Mom, we work with mothers through all phases of their journey to offer coaching and support as they transition from their life, into pregnancy and post-delivery. These transitional periods are crucial for them and require additional resources to support their evolving maternal mental health. We place the focus on the mom and what it is she needs to be the best parent she can be to her new child. We offer the support and flexibility of coaching calls and connections to provide her with the most up-to-date research regarding what she may experience, how to identify early signs and symptoms of postpartum depression/anxiety, and normalize feelings and emotions during this time. We need to wrap our arms around our new mothers, encourage them, and support them in an effort to generate the most positive transition into motherhood.
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Transitional Coaching Services
Motherhood is a powerful, challenging, and pivotal point in women's lives and one we are left unprepared for. This company was developed to assist expecting and new moms as they transition into motherhood and beyond. Becoming a mother, while observed to be something women have been doing forever, goes far beyond conceiving, carrying, and delivering. While our bodies may be "designed" to do this innately, we have found that our minds do not adjust accordingly. We cannot flip a switch and expect our minds to adjust to a place it has never been exposed to.
I fill the gap in mental and emotional preparation that is not getting addressed in the physical appointments or discussions about your overall health. I provide insight, education, preparation, and awareness for the other crucial parts of the mom during her journey. These stages of motherhood can be terrifying and lonely, especially without the proper education, awareness, and support around the mental health components of postpartum. We cannot expect moms to effectively transition into the fourth trimester and beyond without this information.
Working with me during and after pregnancy provides you with a built-in resource to utilize as a sounding board and support system during a vulnerable period in your life. Each service and course I have developed has been created from the place of someone who understood what was missing. I find the gaps in perinatal care and develop the services that are necessary to support mothers and their families so that everyone has the best possible outcome during this special time. A mother's mental health and stability are the responsibility of all of us.
Since my philosophy surrounds the Whole Mom that means I also provide transitional coaching services for partners as well as other individuals who will be a part of the mom's journey. Each person is going through their own transformation and we cannot expect the mother to be the one responsible for supporting and educating her supports too
Prepping for Motherhood and Beyond
We tend to be reactive in our approach when it comes to maternal mental health, especially related to postpartum depression/anxiety, which tends to leave mothers feeling alone, confused, and at risk of developing a mood or anxiety disorder. As a perinatal mental health trained professional, and mother of two with lived experience, I have gained a wealth of insight regarding the gaps in education and information related to the adjustment to motherhood. I have created courses to assist moms in their first and subsequent journeys filling that gap and providing a bridge to services and resources.
”I attended the WHOLE mom workshop and am so happy that this program is available to moms. The valuable information I learned was so critical to my journey through the post-partum period. Pre-natal visits typically talk about how to prepare yourself for your new baby and how your physical body is impacted. To learn about the post-partum period before having your baby and what to expect, along with how your partner can help you is even more invaluable to learn. The post-partum period is challenging and moms need as much information as possible to let them know some of the feelings and challenges you may experience is relatable to other moms. This program was absolutely wonderful and Dr. Kumi is the best to work with and is receptive to questions and empowers you. Highly recommend!”
I attended the WHOLE mom workshop and am so happy that this program is available to moms. The valuable information I learned was so critical to my journey through the post partum period. Pre-natal visits typically talk about how to prepare yourself for your new baby and how your physical body is impacted . To learn about the post partum period before having your baby and what to expect , along with how your partner can help you is even more invaluable to learn . The post partum period is challenging and moms need as much information as possible to let them know some of the feelings and challenges you may experience is relatable to other moms . This program was absolutely wonderful and Dr.Kumi is the best to work with and is receptive to questions and empowers you . Highly recommend !who struggle as well as me. That was the relief I needed from this group.This workshop help me to understand my postpartum anxiety and my fears as a mom. I wish I had this group prior to giving birth and after giving birth where I could gain a support network . I would tell anyone to take this workshop and have the courage to share how you’re feeling and that you need help.
I attended Nicole’s workshop on Postpartum. I participated in the workshop and also learned more than I had already knew about postpartum. I’m a Mom of a 3 year old boy and I struggled with the anxiety prior to delivery. I had a great delivery followed by a nightmare. I couldn’t breastfeed properly and they didn’t walk me in the hospital followed by a fast discharge when I wasn’t feeling right. I ended-up using my voice loudly and shared something was wrong. I ended-up with DVT blood clot in my leg followed by months of shots in my stomach and back and forth to doctor because my son had tongue tie and couldn’t latch. I felt judged and unprepared for the postpartum anxiety . I ended-up leaving my baby with my husband because I didn’t feel I could handle him. No one ever asked me if I was having a difficult time they brushed past this at my postpartum check-up. This workshop helped me to realize that I am not alone in this process as a mother. There are many women who struggle as well as me. That was the relief I needed from this group.This workshop help me to understand my postpartum anxiety and my fears as a mom. I wish I had this group prior to giving birth and after giving birth where I could gain a support network . I would tell anyone to take this workshop and have the courage to share how you’re feeling and that you need help.
The Warrior Moms Daily Checklist
Learning to incorporate yourself in your daily to-do list will increase your effectiveness as a mom
After becoming a mother you cannot simply return to your old routine and habits. They no longer support the person you have become and the journey you are embarking on. People describe mothers as soft, caring, and compassionate, and while I agree with that, I have experienced many times where I had to channel my inner warrior to overcome PPD or PPA and manage other challenging parenting situations. Creating new habits, a new lifestyle, and establishing a new identity can be overwhelming, especially in the fourth trimester. Fill out the form below and get access to this checklist, other related resources, and my free emails with specialized offers. The checklist will be emailed to you upon submission of this form.
Daily Checklist for the New/Expecting Mom
Begin creating a healthy routine that involves taking care of you too
When you begin to prepare for motherhood you might find yourself overwhelmed with the number of resources and information there is, and all of the people who mean well but haven't simply been there (at least for a while). There are tons of books on preparing your body and your home, but very little related to preparing you and your emotions, mind, and daily routine. I developed this free checklist to assist new moms throughout this transition by having a road map of sorts to follow. A lot is going to change when you bring your new baby home, so beginning to conceptualize that and make some mental shifts will make things just a tad easier in the fourth trimester, and that will go a long way for you and your family. Fill out the form below and be on the lookout for an email from me with your checklist so you can get started.
Gifts to remind Mom that she is Valued
The Butterfly Box was inspired by my first journey with PMAD's and the loneliness and isolation that accompanied my transition into motherhood. While it was a beautiful time it was all about my daughter, gifts for her, people visiting her, and sending her anything that she needed. There were times when I felt forgotten about (unintentionally) and would have given anything to feel seen or valued by the outside world.
I created the butterfly box to serve as a reminder to all new mothers that they are valuable, they are seen, they are appreciated, and they will come through all of the tough stuff in due time. The box is fille with goodies just for mom to use, a copy of my book, and some other fun gadgets to help her transition as peacefully as possible.
My daughter, Ava, helps me pack each one, and accompanies me on our shipping journey. She tells my husband, "we are off to go make another mommy smile", and that right there is all of the validation I need.
You can purchase a box for someone specific, donate items to be purchased for boxes, or purchase a box and allow us to choose a donor. We ship anywhere in the US and the shipping is added into the cost of the box.