postpartum + new parenthood

Postpartum Massage 

We consider the postpartum time to be at least the first full year after birth, although many of the major changes are happening within the first few months, some changes take more time. Postpartum healing, on all levels can happen even years after birth! Your body is usually in need of some nurturing support right after birth, however we schedule this on a case by case basis to offer you a personalized treatment that looks different as you move throughout your post birth experience. Read more below for details. 

60 minute | $100  90 Minute | $140  Home Visit | additional $40 

 

New Parenthood Massage 

This is an important time to recharge for birthing people but also for non birth parents as well! This transitional time often comes with lack of sleep, and many changes in our normal, every day patterns.

Our wellness massage treatments focus on supporting new parents through this transformation. 

60 minute $100

​Postpartum Prep Class

2 hr | group class $25 per person

Support & Preparation

for the Early Parenthood Transition

*includes baby basics like swaddling, baby-wearing etc. but also focuses on new parent needs, healing from birth, ideas for getting your family and friends to offer the support you truly want, postpartum nutrition and so much more!

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Postpartum Doula Support

Postpartum doulas are specifically trained and experienced to offer physical, emotional, and educational support after childbirth or during the first few months with a new baby. Your postpartum doula will meet you at your home, in a birth center or a hospital and offer care for a specific amount of time as you transition to parenthood (or parenting again). We do not provide medical support. We provide non-biased, evidenced based information and resources and but ultimately, you are the only one making decisions about what is best for you and your family. We offer postpartum doula packages! 

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Infant massage classes

We understand that babies don't often follow a specific routine, especially in the beginning so we work around their needs. You may come just you + babe or bring your partner and/or any care-givers in your family/tribe are welcome to join you. This class is about an hour long and can be a one time class to learn basic techniques or we also offer a more in depth series of 4 that you can do 4 weeks in a row or spaced out over 4 months. 

One time class: $50 (group) $100 (private)

Pack of (4): $150 (per family)

Can I use a prenatal session (package session) toward a postpartum session?

Simple answer is: Yes, of course! Keep in mind that we do take a lot into consideration when scheduling your initial Postpartum Massage, so if you are on the books for a Birth Preparation Massage but you birth before your appointment, make sure to text or call us to check in before coming in for a Postpartum Massage. We might reschedule out a couple weeks if we need to. We love to encourage the first 6 weeks to be home and cuddled up with nowhere to go if possible. We offer home visits for this reason so you can always pick that option in the early weeks. Once you are settled and ready to come to our space for treatments, we'll be here! We consider the postpartum time to be at least the first full year after birth, although many of the major changes are happening within the first few months, some shifts take more time (9 months of changes during pregnancy should allow for at least 9 months of changes on the other end). Postpartum healing, on all levels can happen even years after birth! Make sure to check when you purchased your package and follow the recommended guidelines for the full discount. We base our package pricing off of a specific time-frame to encourage folks to come in during this important season but we get it, sometimes life gets busy, a year and a half flies by and you realize you never used one. Don't fret, if it's past the expiration, your paid amount (per session) just gets applied so you only pay the remaining difference. 

 

How soon after birth can I come in?

It's different for everyone but some people want to be seen very soon after birth, sometimes even day of (usually as a home visit or hospital visit). Your body is usually in need of some nurturing support right after birth, however we schedule this on a case by case basis to offer you a personalized treatment that looks different as you move throughout your post birth experience. We believe that gentle, soothing touch in the very beginning can be incredibly helpful after your body has worked so hard during birth. We move into more therapeutic sessions in the following weeks/months to come. Many people like to get settled a bit before coming in. For a birth canal birth, a massage can be within the first few days, for a surgical birth, we ask that you wait at least a couple weeks and then you may begin easing into your postpartum sessions. That being said, everyone is different and it really depends on how you're feeling and your individual birth experience. We offer breast/chest/belly pillow support for you, especially in the first few months if you are want to get on your belly (YAY, finally!) or you can be cozy with pillows on your side and on you back, whatever is most comfortable for you.

 

Can I bring my baby?

You are more than welcome to bring your baby with you. They might even get the relaxation memo and sleep the whole session, if not, that's perfectly fine. Many people find it to be a sweet bonding time together, a healing experience to embrace the 4th trimester and a closing ritual. Your babe may be with you on the table, you can nurse them during or have them sleep next to you while you are on your side. They can also be in a lounger or blanket in the room near you or loved one can hang with them in our waiting lounge during your session. We understand if you want to get settled and come by yourself for some alone time! Everyone is different. We celebrate SELF CARE in all forms and just want you to know you have lots of options if you don't have childcare but still want to come in for a treatment. We get creative with positioning and of course, we are flexible with your needs and baby's needs as well. 

Postpartum Doula Support

Postpartum doulas are specifically trained and experienced to offer physical, emotional, and educational support after childbirth or during the first few months with a new baby. Your postpartum doula will meet you at your home, in a birth center or a hospital and offer care for a specific amount of time as you transition to parenthood (or parenting again). We do not provide medical support. We provide non-biased, evidenced based information and resources and but ultimately, you are the only one making decisions about what is best for you and your family.

Postpartum Doula Roles Include:

  • Physical, emotional, informational support and guidance

  • Basic feeding support

  • Newborn care suggestions and guidance

       (including newborn massage, baby-wearing etc.)

  • Unlimited phone, text, and email support for any questions or concerns 

  • Food preparation and light meals and snacks

  • Postpartum massage and overall wellness support

  • Errands and grocery shopping (funds to be provided by client in advance)

  • Light housekeeping (laundry, dishes, etc.)

  • Sibling entertainment

  • Pet care (walks, feeding, love)

  • Referrals: for medical care providers, perinatal practitioners, lactation consultants etc. 

  • Overnight care. If your hired doula does not offer nighttime care, they will find one for you. There is a 6/hr minimum for overnights (between the hours of 7pm-9am)

 

Postpartum Doula Pricing    HR

Day (8am-5pm) singleton     $25

Day (8am-5pm) multiples     $35

Night (7pm-9am) singleton  $40

Night (7pm-9am) multiples  $50

Minimums

2 shifts minimum (total and weekly)

3 hours per day shift

6 hours per night shift

 

First 6 weeks Package: 

$50 OFF: Two (3hr) shifts per week for full 6 weeks // $1750

$100 OFF: Four (3hr) shifts per week for full 6 weeks // $1700

Travel

SD and La Mesa County     $0

Outside SD County             $25 (daily)

(with limitations)

Do you offer infant massage classes? 

We do! We usually recommend scheduling an infant massage class during a time that baby is contently alert so if they just had a great feed and nap right before (here's hoping) then that would be a prefect time to do some infant massage techniques. We understand that babies don't often follow a specific routine, especially in the beginning so we work around their needs. You may come just you + babe or bring your partner and/or any care-givers in your family/tribe are welcome to join you for this private class. You will be the only ones massaging your baby. We will be guiding you through techniques on a baby doll. These techniques are geared to support bonding + connecting,  bath + bed time rituals, easing digestion discomfort and so much more! We also offer small group classes (perfect if you have friends with babies around the same age that want to learn together). We offer this at our center or in the comfort of your own home as a fun new parent gathering/baby play date. This class is about an hour long and can be a one time class to learn basic techniques or we also offer a more in depth series of 4 that you can do 4 weeks in a row or spaced out over 4 months. 

 

Fertility

We offer fertility doula support and wellness sessions for those trying to conceive, as well as anyone (partners, co-parents and intended parents included) moving through the ins and outs of the trying to conceive process. Learn more about fertility doulas, massage and reiki sessions, fertility wellness classes

and  support groups!

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Birth

Our Childbirth Education Classes help you prepare for birth and parenthood! We offer a complete Cornerstone approach to birth education that is inclusive of all birthing people and all parenting paths.  

Learn more about our most popular treatment, birth prep massage session  and more about our unique birth support such, as day of birth, labor massage and birth doula support.  

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Pre-Parenting

We recognize that there are many

paths to parenthood! We provide inclusive, affirming care for prospective parents on assisted reproduction paths, surrogacy journeys or those planning for foster care or adoption. We hope to be a space to recharge and retreat to during this process, while also, finding resources and support along the way.

Learn more about Creating Kin!

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Postpartum 

We offer postpartum doula support and postpartum prep classes for families settling in to the first 6 weeks with a new baby(ies).

We also offer treatments after birth (or for anyone navigating early parenthood) as a way to encourage you to nourish your whole self as you care for your little one(s). Learn more about infant massage classes and all the support options and resources we offer. 

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Pregnancy

Our highly experienced certified perinatal massage therapists specialize in the full spectrum of perinatal wellness.  

Our hatch package allows you to schedule your perinatal massage sessions based around your estimated "due" date and individual needs at a discounted rate so that you can come in more often throughout this transitional time. 

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Parenthood 

We know the postpartum period (or early months/first year with a new babe) can be quite the transition. Hopefully, it's filled with a lot of support but it's often after the new normal has settled in, we find we still need that support and community. We offer ongoing wellness sessions for parents, as well as, support groups and community events to encourage us all to find our village. 

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"If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it-through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated."

-Victoria Moran

We offer a diverse list of support for every stage; preparing for parenthood, becoming parents for the first time or doing it all over again.

We hope you find a space here to pause + recenter so you can go back out, experience wonder and spread your joy. 

 Contact Us

8080 La Mesa Blvd

Suite 113

La Mesa, Ca 91942

 

SD Family Wellness is located on the corner of Acacia St.

& La Mesa Blvd.

 

Parking lot

behind our building (off Acacia St.) for you to park in any space without a #.

 

Once you walk into courtyard, you'll see us on first floor. 

Please contact each individual practitioner to make an appointment or set up a free consultation: 

Our Team

 

For general info, please fill out this form or call: 

Office Tel: 619- 770 - 8692

Nothing on this site should be taken or seen as medical advice. Please consult you doctor if you have any medical related concerns.