For the 2019 Spring Season, our new collection deviated slightly from the norm and we didn't launch any clothing.
Instead Lotus Maternity developed a whole new range of services to compliment our award-winning range of nursing and baby wear. With our Founder, Olivia, having a background in midwifery we felt it was time to leverage all that expert knowledge and skill and find even more ways to help and support mothers. Following conversations with former midwife colleagues and mums in the local area, Olivia developed her 'Postnatal Plan'.
Unfortunately due to NHS cutbacks midwives and health visitors simply aren't able to provide mothers with the support they really need during the postnatal period. It's an enormous lifestyle change and a major shock to the system having a baby and a transitional time that needs to be nurtured and protected, in order for mums to care for themselves whilst feeling confident and empowered in feeding and caring for their babies.
It can also be somewhat of an isolating time as you adjust to life and the demands of a newborn baby. Where you cannot imagine how you'll ever leave the house, when you struggle to just find time to have a cup of tea! This is where we have stepped in though and provided the perfect solution, so when you are ready to get out and about with baby, our Postnatal Plan is exactly what you need!
So what is The Postnatal Plan?
In a nutshell it's professional, affordable, friendly support and education, from Olivia, former midwife. From infant feeding and baby care, to individual breast and bottle feeding support. We have all of your parenting needs covered. Our classes are held within cosy establishments where babies and breastfeeding are welcomed. They’re a great way to meet other mums and share experiences in your local area, within an informal and sociable setting.
Examples of topics we will cover within the course:
- Baby first aid
- Dealing with a reluctant feeder
- Common problems with newborns
- Responsive bottle feeding
- Sleep cycles and routine
- Colic and reflux
- Breastfeeding: positioning
- Perineal & C-section wound care
- A healthy diet for breastfeeding
And many more topics that all mums need to know!
Our classes are currently held in Nottingham:
- Mondays 11:00-12:30 at The Ruddington Arms, Ruddington
Tuesdays 10:30- 12:00 at Copper, Bingham.
A course in Beeston will hopefully be launching in April, depending on the current coronavirus pandemic. So do check back soon for course dates and times.
You'll receive your first class complimentary on us and a comprehensive 'Postnatal Plan Guide' on completion of the course as well as a Lotus Maternity bamboo gift. To enquire about the commencement dates of our classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow our social media pages using @lotusmaternity
We look forward to meeting you there!
"The advice has been invaluable and my journey through motherhood has gone relatively smoothly so far with Olivia's support and advice. Being a new mum attending my first baby group it’s safe to say I was a little nervous but I quickly realised there was no need to be. Olivia is so kind and welcoming and made a huge fuss of both me and my little girl. The Postnatal Plan gave me the confidence to sign up to many different baby groups but this one will always be my favourite."~ Sophie
"I really wish we had something like this when I had my first child 5 years ago. The group has been my saviour some weeks! Liv has also helped me outside the group with feeding and I genuinely feel she has played a massive role in us still breastfeeding past this 6 month mark."~Mell
"I can't recommend Lotus Maternity enough. Right from the moment I turned up I felt welcome, supported and relaxed which is so important in those first weeks (and months) when everything is a confusing blur! Liv obviously has so much knowledge about babies and post pregnancy as well as her friendly, humorous approach that really helps. She goes above and beyond to help you in anyway she can."~ Camilla
Are you someone who prefers to gift experiences rather than physical presents? Talk to us today about our Postnatal Plan gift cards if you'd like to buy your friend or loved one some classes for our Postnatal Plan course which covers all of the essentials new mums need to know.
We're still taking bookings for the few remaining spaces on our current courses and you are welcome to join our groups whenever you feel ready. The next courses are starting on the week commencing 27th of April but please be aware that with the current covid-19 pandemic we are running all of our courses as live, group video classes. What's more is that I have had my midwifery registration reinstated to help practice during the pandemic, so times and dates may be subject to change depending on my shift pattern. I am in regular contact with the mums on the courses throughout the week, to pick a time and weekday that suits us all during these difficult times. Please get in touch to join us book on, we are all here to support each other through this tough period and now more than ever it's important for new mums to feel part of a kind, small knit community who look out for each other.
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