Parenthood transforms your world in the blink of an eye. One moment you're dreaming of the future, and the next, you're living it – with all its joys, challenges, and unexpected moments. It's a journey that reshapes your identity and redefines your every day.
During this profound transition, it's natural to feel a mix of overwhelming emotions and joy. It's moments like these when having a village isn't just helpful; it's essential.
That's where we come in! Consider us your personal cheerleaders, trusted mentors, and professional sounding board all rolled into one. We're here to reassure you in times of doubt, provide expert advice and guidance when you're feeling lost or confused, and celebrate even the tiniest victories with you.
Join us to experience how empowering, reassuring, and less daunting this journey can be with the right community.
WHY THE VILLAGE
The From Pregnant to Parent Village (aka The Village) is part community, part resource hub created to support growing families from pregnancy through the first five years of parenthood.
The idea from The Village came from feeling sick and tired of experiencing online communities that were riddled with shame, judgment, and straight-up misinformation. We set out to change that in a few different ways!
Becoming a parent is an emotional rollercoaster filled with joys and challenges. As you navigate this transformative period, remember: You are exactly the parent your child needs. And it's okay to seek help and guidance along the way.
The Village: Our Free Community
If you're also tired of judgmental, misinformed advice in free groups, The Village is your antidote. Here's what you can expect:
No More Misinformation: Here, we're committed to making sure information is reliable and discussions are respectful.
A Real Community Feel: Connect with genuinely understanding and caring people. Share your wins and challenges in a space where every voice is valued.
Direct Access to Experts: I don't just moderate; I actively participate alongside our team of coaches. You’ll receive knowledgeable support directly from professionals (who are also parents).
The Village Plus: Our Membership Community
Want even more support at an affordable cost? Become a member! Here's what you'll get as a member:
Monthly Office Hours with Our Founder: Have burning questions? Get them answered live on Zoom!
Free Entry to All Workshops: We're committed to delivering 4 - 6 interactive, live workshops in 2024. Members get free access to the live workshop and recordings.
Voice Your Needs: Members can request workshop topics – we prioritize what you want to learn about.
Small Groups and Private Coaching
We offer three different small groups to meet you where you're at on this journey and provide you with in-depth support:
Preparing for Parenthood: Group learning and expert support designed to help you feel ready for birth, parenting, and navigating the unknown.
Navigating the First Year: Small group support and educational resources designed to help you navigate the first year with people who just "get it."
Rediscovering Yourself in Parenthood: Join us for connection, reflection, and learning to arm yourself against burnout, explore your sense of self, and cultivate more joy in parenthood.
Looking for customized support? That's where private coaching comes in! Expect a blend of practical advice, emotional support, and actionable plans, all customized to your family's unique needs, values, and circumstances.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US
The Village is perfect for anyone who is pregnant or parenting a child aged 0-5 years. Here, you'll find the resources, support, and community to navigate your parenting journey confidently. Whether you're seeking advice, a sympathetic ear, or a community that celebrates your parenting journey, we've got you!
Our caring team of experts is here to help you:
- Prepare for childbirth and beyond
- Cope with the emotional and physical ups, downs, and challenges
- Navigate identity transitions as you embrace parenthood
- Plan and navigate your parental leave and career goals
- Build a supportive community and set healthy boundaries
- Share practical tips for dividing parental responsibilities and asking for help
- Empower you to combat parental guilt and burnout
- Reduce your information overload, uncertainty, and decision fatigue
- Equip you with tools to confidently face the myriad challenges of becoming a parent
- And so much more!
The Village isn't just a community or a resource hub--it's your home for support and expert guidance in this beautiful, complex journey of parenthood.
WE'RE EXPERTS AND PARENTS TOO
We're not just professionals; we're parents who have walked in your shoes. Between our coaches, we're raising six kids (and counting!). We've been there - from the sleepless nights to those precious first steps, parental leave anxieties, and the seemlingly impossible balance between work and family. We understand the challenges, joys, and everything in between.
There is a wide range of expertise on our team, from birth and newborn care to perinatal mental health and the parental leave transition. As certified doulas, a marriage and family therapist, a sleep consultant, and more, we've combined our personal experiences with our professional expertise to bring you reliable, compassionate, and effective guidance.
Rest assured, in The Village, you and your little ones are in knowledgeable and empathetic hands. We're here to guide you through every step of your parenting journey.
Want to read more about our team of coaches? Click here!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is The Village for? The Village is designed for growing families who are currently expecting child or somewhere in the first 5 years of parenthood. Of course, you're welcome to stay as long as you find it useful! Whether you're pregnant, adopting, or already a parent, The Village offers resources and support tailored to your needs.
How do I join The Village? Joining The Village is easy! Choose between the Free Community or the Village PLUS Membership, and then scroll to the bottom of this page, "Choose" your plan, and create your account.
How much does it cost to join The Village? The community itself is free to join. If you'd like access to our webinar series, the cost of The Village PLUS Membership within The Village is $18 per month or $198 per year.
Can I cancel my membership if it doesn't meet my needs? Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time. Our goal is to provide valuable resources and a supportive community to help you navigate your parenthood journey, but we understand that everyone's needs are different. If you find that The Village PLUS Membership isn't the right fit for you, you can cancel at any time without penalty. Keep in mind, when you cancel you'll lose access to all recordings immediately and bonus resources.
How can The Village help me if I'm feeling overwhelmed or uncertain? The Village is designed to be your safe haven during this transformative journey. We provide science-backed knowledge and professional guidance to help you navigate your parenthood journey from pregnancy to toddlerhood. Our certified coaches offer support on everything from emotional challenges, physical changes, and career and time management to providing social and emotional support. Our aim is to reduce your information overload, decision fatigue, and feelings of isolation and overwhelm. Plus, you benefit from our caring community, where you can share your experiences, seek advice, and feel heard and seen by other parents who get it.
What qualifications do the coaches in The Village have? All our coaches in The Village are certified professionals in their respective fields with years of professional experience AND real-world parenting experience. We have a diverse team of certified doulas, a marriage and family therapist, a sleep specialist, and more. They bring not only their professional knowledge but also their personal experiences to provide practical, relatable advice and guidance. Click here to read our Coaches' bios.
What if I need more personalized or specific advice? Can I access one-on-one coaching through The Village? Absolutely! We understand that each journey to parenthood is unique, and you might need personalized advice to address specific challenges. As a member of The Village, you will have special offers for 1:1 coaching sessions and group coaching. Our certified coaches can answer your questions and provide advice tailored to your unique situation. These sessions are designed to dive deeper into your needs and provide you with custom strategies to empower you on your journey.
This is not just another online parenting community.
Join us in The Village (or one of our coaching programs) to experience what it feels like to have a support system that genuinely supports, sees, and empowers you. You’re not just joining a community; you're gaining a family of experts and fellow parents ready to support you every step of the way.