The Baby Basket - holistic childbirth prep

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9 Month Subscription

Join by your 10th week of pregnancy

Complete Online Esali Birth Perinatal Education Series
9 Monthly Baby Basket Projects
Monthly Skype Q&A w/ Esali Birth Perinatal Mentor

MONTH 1

  • Reflection Journal Pages
  • Project: Pregnancy Tea Blend Herbal Craft

This month, you'll blend a nourishing herbal tea that uplifts your spirits and offers energy through the rest of your pregnancy.  You'll learn a little about healthy herbs and start incorporating this blend into your daily routine.  Finish off your craft with the included jar and label for a craft that is truly your own and get yourself started on a great perinatal journal.

MONTH 2

  • Reflections Journal Pages
  • Project: Pampering Pedicure Spa Craft & Massage Techniques

Part of preparing for birth is feeling connected with your partner.  This month, we'll use soothing herbal soak and oil blends that relax the body and we'll get acquainted with simple massage techniques designed to connect you and your birth partner at an intimate and thoughtful level.

MONTH 3

  • Reflections Journal Pages
  • Project: Soothing Belly Balm

As your belly begins to blossom, you'll love this skin soothing craft that nourishes you from the outside and gives you a great skill to bring into parenthood as you can adapt this blend to soothing baby balm and multiple cosmetic remedies.  With your partner, you'll use this balm daily to connect with your baby and ease into those lovely tattoos of motherhood.

MONTH 4

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Woven Baby Wrap

One of the best must-haves for parenting is a baby carrier.  There are all shapes and sizes and all have their pros and cons.  This month, you'll be making your own size 4 woven wrap with optional rings to use as a sling.  You'll receive instructions for various wrap designs - or you can make it easy with a no-sew sling/wrap.  Not only does this wrap provide immense benefits as a parent - it also makes a great tie to lift your heavy belly off your pelvis during the last months.  You can use this before and during labor for optimal fetal positioning.  A wrap also allows binding the belly postpartum which speeds abdominal healing and provides support for your adjusting organs and uterus.

MONTH 5

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Blessingway Kit

A blessingway is an amazing time to connect with those closest to you and receive encouragement for your birth and through parenting.  This project will offer guidance for your birth partner or closest friend to host a blessingway - or you to host your own - as well as the basic supplies to get you started.

MONTH 6

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Belly Mapping

As your belly starts to grow you may experience a lot of talk about the positioning of the baby and start to wonder if "back labor" is something you'll experience.  This month we'll be getting hands on with our baby and learning about how to feel their position, influence their position, and have a positive perspective on influencing your birth experience no matter which position baby decides to enjoy.  You'll receive belly mapping guidance - a hands on way of discovering your baby's position for optimal fetal position - as well as making a keepsake for the baby book.

MONTH 7

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Postpartum Bath Herbal Craft

You're getting close to birth (or maybe already enjoyed your birth date) and this month we'll be preparing the postpartum kit with a soothing herbal blend designed to soothe your bottom in a sitz bath or enjoy relaxing time in the tub as a family.  You'll also make postpartum a few herbal pads (freezer friendly) and receive patterns for a full cloth pad set (liner through heavy postpartum lochia).

MONTH 8

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Nursery Art Prints

Whether you're ready to meet baby, or watching baby sleeping next to you, this month is all about relaxing your mind.  We'll put our thoughts towards the happiness and stress relieving activities with a hands on art project designed to hang on your nursery walls and give encouragement over the next months.

MONTH 9

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Keepsake Charm & Nursing Necklace

Hello, baby!  Whether you're closing in on the final weeks or snuggling with your newest little sweetheart, this month we'll be making a handcrafted amber and rosewood keepsake charm which may double as a teething bracelet and a nursing necklace to keep your baby occupied as breastfeeding continues.  Amber and rosewood are both soothing to the system and have traditional benefits for soothing the body, relieving teething discomfort, and offering a gorgeous natural addition to your baby's wardrobe.  A nursing necklace keeps baby focused as they grow and their environment becomes distracting.

6 Month Subscription

Join by your 16th week of pregnancy

Complete Online Esali Birth Perinatal Education Series
6 Monthly Baby Basket Projects
Monthly Skype Q&A w/ Esali Birth Perinatal Mentor

MONTH 1

  • Reflection Journal Pages
  • Project: Pregnancy Tea Blend Herbal Craft

This month, you'll blend a nourishing herbal tea that uplifts your spirits and offers energy through the rest of your pregnancy.  You'll learn a little about healthy herbs and start incorporating this blend into your daily routine.  Finish off your craft with the included jar and label for a craft that is truly your own and get yourself started on a great perinatal journal.

MONTH 2

  • Reflections Journal Pages
  • Project: Soothing Belly Balm

As your belly begins to blossom, you'll love this skin soothing craft that nourishes you from the outside and gives you a great skill to bring into parenthood as you can adapt this blend to soothing baby balm and multiple cosmetic remedies.  With your partner, you'll use this balm daily to connect with your baby and ease into those lovely tattoos of motherhood.

MONTH 3

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Blessingway Kit

A blessingway is an amazing time to connect with those closest to you and receive encouragement for your birth and through parenting.  This project will offer guidance for your birth partner or closest friend to host a blessingway - or you to host your own - as well as the basic supplies to get you started.

MONTH 4

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Belly Mapping

As your belly starts to grow you may experience a lot of talk about the positioning of the baby and start to wonder if "back labor" is something you'll experience.  This month we'll be getting hands on with our baby and learning about how to feel their position, influence their position, and have a positive perspective on influencing your birth experience no matter which position baby decides to enjoy.  You'll receive belly mapping guidance - a hands on way of discovering your baby's position for optimal fetal position - as well as making a keepsake for the baby book.

MONTH 5

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Postpartum Bath Herbal Craft

You're getting close to birth (or maybe already enjoyed your birth date) and this month we'll be preparing the postpartum kit with a soothing herbal blend designed to soothe your bottom in a sitz bath or enjoy relaxing time in the tub as a family.  You'll also make postpartum a few herbal pads (freezer friendly) and receive patterns for a full cloth pad set (liner through heavy postpartum lochia).

MONTH 6

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Keepsake Charm & Nursing Necklace

Hello, baby!  Whether you're closing in on the final weeks or snuggling with your newest little sweetheart, this month we'll be making a handcrafted amber and rosewood keepsake charm which may double as a teething bracelet and a nursing necklace to keep your baby occupied as breastfeeding continues.  Amber and rosewood are both soothing to the system and have traditional benefits for soothing the body, relieving teething discomfort, and offering a gorgeous natural addition to your baby's wardrobe.  A nursing necklace keeps baby focused as they grow and their environment becomes distracting.

3 Month Subscription

Join by your 22nd week of pregnancy

Complete Online Esali Birth Perinatal Education Series
3 Monthly Baby Basket Projects
Monthly Skype Q&A w/ Esali Birth Perinatal Mentor

MONTH 1

  • Reflection Journal Pages
  • Project: Pregnancy Tea Blend Herbal Craft

This month, you'll blend a nourishing herbal tea that uplifts your spirits and offers energy through the rest of your pregnancy.  You'll learn a little about healthy herbs and start incorporating this blend into your daily routine.  Finish off your craft with the included jar and label for a craft that is truly your own and get yourself started on a great perinatal journal.

MONTH 2

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Postpartum Bath Herbal Craft

You're getting close to birth (or maybe already enjoyed your birth date) and this month we'll be preparing the postpartum kit with a soothing herbal blend designed to soothe your bottom in a sitz bath or enjoy relaxing time in the tub as a family.  You'll also make postpartum a few herbal pads (freezer friendly) and receive patterns for a full cloth pad set (liner through heavy postpartum lochia).

MONTH 3

  • Reflections Journal Page
  • Project: Baby Bracelet & Nursing Necklace

Hello, baby!  Whether you're closing in on the final weeks or snuggling with your newest little sweetheart, this month we'll be making a handcrafted amber and rosewood baby bracelet and a nursing necklace to keep your baby occupied as breastfeeding continues.  Amber and rosewood are both soothing to the system and have traditional benefits for soothing the body, relieving teething discomfort, and offering a gorgeous natural addition to your baby's wardrobe.  A nursing necklace keeps baby focused as they grow and their environment becomes distracting.

Perinatal Education

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Each subscription includes access to the Online Esali Birth Complete Perinatal Education Series to fully prepare you for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum as well as monthly access to the Skype webinar/Q&A with an Esali Birth Perinatal Mentor.

The Esali Birth Complete Perinatal Online Education Series covers topics in-depth including choosing a care provider and birth location, nutrition and wellness, birth industry awareness, positive birth prep, relaxation, birth partner guidance, Labor & Birth overview, postpartum care, newborn care, and so much more.

You'll also be added to the Esali Birth forum to interact with other Esali Birth students and subscribers.

The monthly Skype webinar/Q&A will cover a variety of topics in a webinar format with time allotted for Q&A as you share with other Baby Basket subscribers in this journey of parenthood.

Baby Basket

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The Baby Basket monthly subscription is a fun and holistic way of preparing for your birth and parenting journey.  You'll receive a variety of projects including herbal blending crafts for pregnancy, baby balms and postpartum sitz baths, belly mapping fun, blessingway kits, and so much more.

You'll build a scrapbook style baby book with reflection journal topics (new pages to fill out each month), photo prompts, and details for both you and your birth partner.

Couple bonding activities will supplement your box to build the relationship you have with your birth partner - a very important part of preparing for birth and parenting.

This unique approach to birth prep incorporates modern methods with age-old traditions of building an emotional connection during birth through positive activities.