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Prepared Postpartum – Workshop

September 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


How often we are solely focused on our birth experience that we forget to prepare for the vulnerable and often overwhelming postpartum journey. Yet early postpartum is a crucial time and truly important, where you face the evolution of your new life while your nurturing and caring for your new baby.

Super excited to let you know that LunaBloom teamed up with other Professionals from Haven Health Collective to provide an in depth, interactive workshop, filled with practical tools, suggestions. A bit of an eye opener on how life might be going to look like with a new little bubba in your life.

We are on a mission to provide you with an army of practical tools and tips and resources to help you ease into motherhood with confidence and feeling supported even when things aren’t as expected.


Covering some important topics like:

– importance of building your village, helpful guidelines and practical tools to create one around your birthing times

– changing relationships

-how to build your village

-baby feeding and baby sleep

-pelvic floor health and intimacy after baby

– self-nurturing and nourishment

– importance of rest, and oxytocin

– traditional healing practices

– nourishing traditions, healing postpartum foods

– when to ask for professional help?


Please know this is a 2 day workshop.


Day1: 25th of September (Sunday) 10am-3pm   Speakers: Marta & Lydia

Day2: 9th of October (Sunday) 10am-3pm  Speakers: Sophie & Celia

Investment: $190 for couples or $160 for single person

Please know our spaces are limited for 8 couples only!


Testimonial from previous workshop attendee:

“The workshop was a very welcoming, safe, and peaceful environment for both mums and partners to come and listen, share, and ask lots of questions. They also served a nice, healthy, morning tea!
It was a good refresher of the birthing process for my second baby, and I also learnt  things that I didn’t know before, for example; healthy foods that promote lactation, how much food to prepare and freeze for after the birth (to take away the stress of cooking), what a doula is and the doula services available in Nelson, and helpful tips for healing my body after giving birth. All the ladies are very lovely and easy to talk to, and has so much knowledge to offer. 
I would recommend the workshop for all mums to be, and their partners.”          (Midori O. – Nelson)


Our Speakers:

Marta Willis Dip. Midwifery, APTN, Postpartum Doula

She is a mother of two, a Holistic Practitioner, Postpartum Doula with a Diploma in midwifery. She has been working with mothers on a daily basis for more than a decade. It is always a great privilege to be involved in a mother’s journey and to hold space for them, listening to their stories. As a postpartum doula her main focus is to nourish and nurture the mama’s body and soul; enabling them to exist in their ‘oxytocin bubble’, and to enhance their motherhood journey. She knows having an extra pair of helping, healing hands during this sacred transition from maiden to mother can have a lasting impact on a mama’s emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. She is specialised in traditional postpartum practices, such as belly binding, and womb warming practices, and postpartum massage.


Lydia Stallard MSc Psychology, BA Psych, PGDipPP, MNZPS, MPADA

Lydia is a Psychologist with over ten years’ experience working in the mental health and wellbeing sector in the UK and across New Zealand. Lydia runs her own private psychology practice in Nelson,

Wildflower Psychology, where she provides specialised therapy and services to parents, mothers, birth-givers and women at all life stages. She works part-time as a contractor for Nelson Bays Primary Health (PHO) and is a Co-director at Haven Health Collective – a collaborative service hub for healthcare practitioners specialising in pelvic pain, women’s health and perinatal wellbeing.  Lydia provides support during pregnancy, throughout the postnatal period and beyond, helping parents to navigate their way through matrescence – the huge, emotional and complicated life transition into and throughout motherhood.  Lydia is sensitive to the emotional, physical, cultural, biological, spiritual, social, psychological and political aspects that affect a person’s experience of motherhood or parenthood. Lydia also provides therapy to individuals who have experienced a difficult or traumatic birth, and helps people who are pregnant to emotionally and psychologically prepare for their upcoming birth. She can work with a range of other mental health issues, and provides workshops and groups on parenting and related topics.





Sophie is a GP who specialises in caring for pēpi and their whānau throughout pregnancy and the early years of life. Alongside her medical qualifications, she is also a mum of two, is an international board-certified lactation consultant and has training in infant sleep, maternal and infant mental health, and women’s health.  She is running her Baby Clinic in Motueka and in Nelson.





Celia Wahnig BPhty, PG Cert Continence and Women’s Health

Celia has been a Pelvic Health Physio for over 10 years and established her Pelvic Health Physio clinic,

Elevate Physio, in Nelson. She has completed advanced pelvic health training in treatment of a range of conditions such as prolapse, bladder leakage, bowel problems, pelvic pain, pregnancy and post-natal care, abdominal separation, pain with sex and more. Celia is also a Co-director at Haven Health Collective – a collaborative service hub for healthcare practitioners specialising in pelvic pain, women’s health and perinatal wellbeing.

Celia teaches Pregnancy and Mums & Bubs Pilates for all stages of pregnancy and post-natal for physical recovery, social support and education about all things that change during this journey. She loves working with women at all stages of their life to optimise their pelvic and overall health, so they can enjoy their life, their way.




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September 25, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


127 Hardy Street, Nelson
127 Hardy Street
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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