Nurture Lounge

because it's time to nurture you

 

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Pregnancy and postpartum isn't the same for every woman.

As beautiful and sacred motherhood is, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period can be an incredibly challenging transition for many women regardless of whether this is their first pregnancy or 5th.

I hear you....

You feel lonely...

Despite the supportive people in your life, you continue to feel isolated.

You feel tired already….

And you often wonder how long you can keep doing this "Mom" thing

You feel misunderstood….

No ones gets it

You're expected to be grateful, happy, excited and fulfilled 

Even people who care about you find it hard to understand what you are truly experiencing

You feel inadequate…

You wonder if you were cut out to be a "Mom" and constantly feel like a failure

You crave connection…

You wonder if there are Moms out there experiencing all this just like you....

Yes, there are....they're at the Nurture Lounge, waiting for you.

The Nurture Lounge

A safe, close-knit and supportive community that helps pregnant and postpartum mothers go from feeling misunderstood and isolated to feeling connected, nurtured, and empowered to be the person (and Mom) they wish to be.

In this community, Mothers support Mothers. 

We are here to help you better understand your core self, your role as a mother and this incredible transition in your life, all in a judgment-free zone.

✦Find relief in connecting with other Moms who understand the pregnancy and postpartum struggle.

✦Overcome the guilt and sadness that takes over and keeps you from being the Mom you want to be

✦Find that connection you crave, and know there are so many Moms who would love to connect with you.

In the Nurture Lounge there is weekly expert guidance from professionals like:

Pediatric Sleep Specialist

Pregnancy/Postpartum Nutritionist

Perinatal Mental Health Counselor

Marriage Counselor

Doula/Midwife

Feeding Specialists

and more!

 

The Nurture Lounge opens on February 1st, 2021!

Get on the Founding Members wait list!

What is The Nurture Lounge?

A space where Moms feel heard and understood

A space that is judgment-free

A space where you will learn ways to relax, be mindful and feel more self-compassion

A space where you will learn from various experts on emotional wellness, marital happiness, baby bonding, healthy sleeping, eating habits and the signs of postpartum mental health challenges with tools to address them.

A space where you will be surrounded by other moms who intimately understand your day-to-day reality and you collectively find hope, inspiration and support.

A space where you show up, just they way you are.

A space where there is no expectation of perfection or Super Mom status.

•Bottom Line•

Nurture Lounge is the only online community that provides concrete, ongoing support and psychoeduation for Moms, access to experts to avoid the overwhelm and help you discover the confident and empowered mother within.

The Nurture Lounge is NOT:

Your typical Facebook group. The Facebook group is strictly made up of a members who are pregnant or postpartum and has a strong moderator presence who specializes in maternal mental health.

A quick fix. See, when we focus on the problems and the solutions, we lose sight of the person itself. In our community at Nurture Lounge, its not about the problems and solutions. It's about nurturing you, with community, encouragement, support and empowerment.

A Therapy or Counseling space. Therapy is an excellent resource that we often recommend when appropriate. Although the Nurture Lounge is hosted and moderated by a Licensed Professional Counselor and include some elements of self-reflection and psychoeducation, it is not a therapy service and is not intended to be a substitute to counseling or any professional help.

As a member, here is what you will find at the Nurture Lounge:

Community:
An intimate and soulful community of women that are joining to nurture each other as they cultivate lifelong friendships.

Hope:
Hope soars and strengthens in numbers. This community exists to acknowledge how important it is to find a supportive community so you can find strength and hope through a shared experience.

Holistic Support:
Beyond the community support, you will receive live weekly support from various experts including a sleep specialist, nutritionist, marriage counselor, feeding specialist, therapist specializing in perinatal mental health and more.

Confidence:
You will gain knowledge on postpartum wellness and practice self-care more effectively. You'll learn to feel more empowered & confident that every moment, you're doing your best for you and baby.

Belonging:
We feel belonging where we are fully accepted. You, your struggles, your challenges, your highs and lows, are all accepted here. This is a place where you belong. No room for judgement here.

Connection: You will be among a community of Moms just like you. There will be opportunities to connect, learn and strengthen each other in an authentic and genuine way.

Add me to the Founding Members' wait list!

What to Expect in this community:

✔️An exclusive community of Moms just like you. Judgement-free community.

✔️Access to experts for a fraction of the cost, with extensive, ongoing, weekly, monthly support

✔️Weekly Live Q&A/Discussions with experts.

✔️A Private Facebook Community group only for Nurture Lounge Moms, moderated by a licensed professional counselor who specializes in maternal mental health

✔️Virtual, online. Join and interact with the community from the comfort of your home.

✔️Weekly Meditation and Yoga support

✔️ Expert Support & guidance on Nutrition during pregnancy + postpartum. Eat well, be well. 

✔️Expert Support & guidance Sleep Training & Coaching-how to get your baby (and you) to sleep through the night

✔️Expert Support & guidance on Intimacy and Marriage-how pregnancy/postpartum impacts intimacy & relationship with your partner

✔️Expert Support & guidance on signs of Postpartum Depression/Anxiety-how to identify them before it spirals.

✔️Challenges, surprise guests, contests and giveaways!

 

 

Yes! Add me to the Founding Members' wait list!

The Nurture Lounge opens on February 1st, 2021!

 

A little about me:

Hi, I’m Heena, a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in perinatal mental health.

I help frustrated and lonely moms feel re-connect with themselves and find belonging.

Pregnancy leads to the birth of a baby but also the birth of a mother. I help Moms recognize that nurturing themselves is just as important as nurturing baby.

I’ve been there. I was a first time Mom a few years ago. Since I’m a therapist, you would think I’d know just what to do and how to take care of myself during this period. I did actually read several books, talked to several people, took birthing classes, drafted a birth plan, and packed my hospital bag! I did all of that, only to realize none of that actually helped me during the postpartum period.

The books, advice, birthing classes, birth plans didn’t help me when I felt overwhelming sense of failure, confusion, anxiety and sadness, especially because no one talks about this "other side" of postpartum or pregnancy.

The truth is, I didn’t know what to do. My husband didn’t know, my family members didn’t know. I wondered what all those rosy images and ads of Moms and babies were all about. They certainly didn’t make it easier.

When I look back at those days, I know one thing for sure: I was lonely and felt like this will never pass, despite supportive caregivers at home.

Fast forward years later, I was able to piece all of it together; became a counselor, acquired advanced training in maternal mental health, launched my counseling practice to support pregnant/postpartum Moms.

Those I work with appreciate my genuineness and experience the powerful feeling of being heard & understood. They know I get it.

Knowledge is empowering. Connection is relieving.

It is my hope that you are able to experience what I didn’t during my postpartum period: a safe supportive community of Moms and professionals that really get it.

 

Still not sure if this community is right for you?

The Nurture Lounge is for you if:

You're pregnant or postpartum

You're craving connection and support from other Moms who get it

You're ready to join a close-knit community of Moms with a shared experience

You want to learn from various experts on how to nurture yourself, your marriage and your family.

You are looking for a convenient and affordable way to connect with other moms and also have access to expert professionals that can support and guide you.

You're ready for personal growth as an individual and a mother.

 

I'm ready, sign me up!

The Nurture Lounge is NOT for you if you are:

  • You are not pregnant or postpartum
  • You're hoping this community will satisfy your need for affordable counseling services (this is not therapy or a substitute for therapy)
  • You're seeking answers on issues related to medications, counseling or any other medical decisions. We cannot provide any medical advice.
  • You're looking for a space to sell a product or service.
  • You don't like to communicate and engage in an online space

FAQ's

What will be my biggest takeaways as a member of The Nurture Lounge?

The biggest takeaway will be connection, understanding and a supportive community. Each member in the community will experience growth, meaningful connection with other Moms and ultimately create lifelong friendships. You will also learn how to be more confident, compassionate and nurturing to yourself.

How do I engage with the community?

The primary platform of engagement for live Q & A will be Zoom, a private Nurture Lounge Facebook group that only members can join after they register and a portal that will include all recordings of the Zoom Q & A events.

What is the monthly investment in the Nurture Lounge?

The Founding members (ones who join first when we open in February 2021) will join with Founding Members special rate at $40/month for the first 12 months. When we reopen membership in late Spring, Membership will be set at $60/month.

Can I join anytime?

Nurture Lounge officially begins on February 1st 2021. Registration will close on February 12th, so we can focus on our new members and their needs. We will reopen registration again in April or May.

Can I cancel my membership anytime?

Yes, at Nurture Lounge, we encourage and empower you to make decisions that serve you best. It is our belief that what you will find here will be so uplifting and engaging that you will stay as long as you need to. The longer you stay, the more benefits you will receive.

Membership is month-to-month, so you are not making any long term commitments. You can cancel membership at anytime. Your access will continue until the last day of the month that your membership is cancelled.

How is this different than the free Facebook groups?

Free groups are inundated with members, periodically monitored and posts can often get lost among several other posts. Our Nurture Lounge community is selective, you will have live contact with expert professionals, and the group will be moderated and monitored by a mental health professional.

I understand not everyone likes FB and some maybe don't have an account. I've researched alternatives to Facebook groups, but at this time, this seems to be the best option for the community I'm trying to create. I will keep searching!

How is this different from therapy?

Therapy is usually individual or in small groups where the therapist and client delve deep in to old traumas and hurts that impact their present day to day functioning. The Nurture Lounge is not meant to be a therapy experience. It is purely focused on cultivating an exclusive online community/village of moms with a shared experience that can find comfort, relief and support from each other along with accessible guidance from expert professionals.

What if I can’t make it to a live group meeting or Q & A session?

Motherhood can get really unpredictable sometimes! All group meetings are recorded, so you can watch when you’re ready.

Can my spouse attend these with me? 

Yes! Absolutely! At no extra cost. We welcome & encourage partners to be involved and they can attend all live events with you for free!

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