Take it Easy: The Importance of Self-Care in Pregnancy & Postpartum

Ascension Seton Self-care strategies to identify, prevent, and manage stress and low moods during pregnancy and postpartum.

Breastfeeding Success is pleased to announce that this class will be offered as a virtual live class during the times and dates listed below. We believe that during this time of social distancing it is imperative that parents are able to establish and maintain community support. Participants will be contacted by email with a Google Meet link prior to class.

The fee for attendance is $40 per class per family. Breastfeeding Success offers financial assistance if your insurance carrier does not cover the cost of the class and you have documented need. Please call 512-808-0237 with any questions or for help with scheduling. We look forward to seeing you in class!

PLEASE NOTE: Your insurance may cover the cost of this class. Use coupon code USEINSURANCE if you have Aetna, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthSmart or HEB Blue Cross Blue Shield, or ARC Employee Health Plan. Using the coupon code is not a guarantee of coverage, but the charges will be submitted to your insurance company for acceptance. You will be responsible for any charges not covered.


Take it Easy: The Importance of Self-Care in Pregnancy & Postpartum

Taught by Ellie Wheeler

While pregnancy and postpartum can be exciting, it can also be a stressful time as we plan for and think about this life changing event! We get support to take care of our physical self, but our emotional self care can be neglected. This virtual class helps make space for emotional self care by addressing the normal emotional changes that happen during pregnancy and after birth. The class will also provide strategies to manage stress and low mood. Participants will not be asked to share personal information (this is not a therapy group).

Topics covered will include:

  • What is self-care, why it matters, and how to do it!
  • Common emotional changes during pregnancy and after birth, and strategies for addressing these
  • Managing preexisting mental health issues during and after pregnancy
  • Tips for managing anxieties and fears around labor and early parenting
  • Medication concerns
  • ‘Baby blues’
  • Postpartum depression
    • understanding risk factors
    • proactive preventative measures
    • what to expect your mood to do during and after pregnancy
    • how to get help and support with postpartum depression
  • Where to get further help and support
  • How to support your partner during pregnancy and after birth

About the classes

Each class is very informal in nature. These classes are not intended as psychological therapy, but rather are providing information on general issues, self help strategies and sign posting for where people can get psychological support if needed.

About Ellie

Ellie Wheeler is a Psychologist and mum of 4. She is from the United Kingdom. Ellie got her Masters degree in Psychology and Mathematics from the University of St. Andrews in 2002 and went on to gain her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Glasgow in 2009. Before completing her doctorate she worked as a nanny for a number of years, specializing in working with children with special needs. After graduating, she worked as a psychologist in the UK, with young people suffering from eating disorders and their families.

Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
August 17, 2022
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
September 7, 2022
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

If your class requires payment, a refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 3 business days prior to the start of the class/program. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.