THE EXPERIENCE

We’ve done the brainstorming, so you can spend energy peacefully growing your babe, enjoying your partner, and have the space to thoughtfully focus on the transition into parenting – instead of stressing about the “should”s.

In forming Lumos, we realized families were struggling to figure out just what they needed for a
low-stress experience as they headed into parenthood for the first time.

Often families were feeling as though they were scrambling between different resources, if they were able to find them at all.

There are so many areas in our life where “all-inclusive” packages are becoming an option –
and we realized why not offer such a package for pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum…

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01. Classes

No need to worry about finding the “right” class for you and your partner; no need to run around town trying to make it to all the different workshops (or feel guilty for not making it to them at all).  You will learn about pregnancy, birth, newborn care, breastfeeding, babywearing, and more – all from your Lumos Trio, along side other like-minded folk.

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02. Community

Building community as an adult can be tricky and sometimes just plain awkward.  But, it can also be key to making your way through big transitions.  The Lumos Experience builds in community – you’ll learn, socialize, and share resources with other families who are also looking for a different kind of pregnancy/birth/postpartum.

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02. Community

Building community can be tricky and sometimes just plain awkward as an adult.  And yet it can also be key to making our way through big transitions.  The Lumos Experience builds in community – learn, socialize, and share resources amongst other families who are also looking for a different kind of pregnancy/birth/postpartum.

03. Prenatal yoga

No matter whether you’re a practiced yogi, or haven’t ever stepped foot in a yoga class before – there is nothing like a regular rhythm of body awareness, movement, and relaxation for a gestating mama.  Feel comfortable in your body as it grows, and know that you are doing the grounding work of preparing yourself for later stages of pregnancy, birth, and even parenting.

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04. Support for your body

Our bodies are brilliant at accommodating a growing babe, allowing that babe to exit, and then recovering from the birth.  But wow, can it leave us feeling off balance, out of whack, and sometimes just plain confused.  Experienced professionals who will help you physically as you grow, birth, and recover from the birth of your babe are a part of the Lumos packages.

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04. Support for your body

Our bodies are brilliant at accommodating a growing babe, allowing that babe to exit, and then recovering from the birth.  But wow, can it leave us feeling off balance, out of whack, and sometimes just plain confused.  Experienced professionals who will help you physically as you grow, birth, and recover from the birth of your babe are a part of the Lumos packages.

05. Birth doula services

“Published data indicate that one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula.” – 2014 Statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  You will feel supported informationally, physically, and emotionally by the continuous presence of one of the Lumos trio – whom you will have developed a strong relationship with during your pregnancy.

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06. Photography

The first moments of meeting and exploring and staring and finally seeing your baby after feeling them grow inside your body for such a long time are like no other time in your life.  These are moments that you will remember for your entire lives, and ones that your babe may grow to find equally fascinating.  The Lumos team understands that these are moments to be captured.

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06. Photography

The first moments of meeting and exploring and staring and finally seeing your baby after feeling them grow inside your body for such a long time are like no other time in your life.  These are moments that you will remember for your entire lives, and ones that your babe may grow to find equally fascinating.  The Lumos team understands that these are moments to be captured.

07. Lactation support

We often talk about learning to breastfeeding like learning to dance.  You can take classes (and you will :), you can read books (we have a huge lending library), you can watch videos, you can talk to others who have done it, and you can “practice” the steps even without a partner – but the reality is that until you and your dance partner are on the floor, you have no real clue how things are going to go. And almost always, there are clumsy mis-steps, frustration, overwhelm, and fumbling.  The Lumos trio and team are here for you – as guides, brainstorming partners, listeners, and professionals – as you figure out this dance.  You won’t be alone.

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08. Expert access

The Lumos team has a collective 125 years of professional history behind us and we are all excited to support and encourage you on your journey, whatever that may look like.  We did not evolve to grow, birth, or raise our children without community – and yet many of us find ourselves doing so.  It doesn’t have to be that way.

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08. Expert access

The Lumos team has a collective 125 years of professional history behind us and we are all excited to support and encourage you on your journey, whatever that may look like.  We did not evolve to grow, birth, or raise our children without community – and yet many of us find ourselves doing so.  It doesn’t have to be that way.

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09. Infant sleep guidance

Oh sleep…  It will likely be one of the more intense obsessions of your life.  Truth be told – there is no one single book/expert/method that will work for every baby, despite the opinion of nearly everyone you know (and random strangers in the grocery store!).  We are here to help as you find your own way through the often epic parenting journey that is infant sleep.

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10. In-home postpartum support

The most amazing part about having a baby is that it is yours.  One of the most terrifying parts of having a baby is that it’s yours.  Heading home from the hospital after many days of being surrounded by professionals can feel intimidating.  We totally get it…and it’s one of the main reasons that we created the Lumos Experience – because no one should feel alone while parenting a tiny babe.  We will support you in your home as you learn your baby’s cues and find your footing as a parent.

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10. In-home postpartum support

The most amazing part about having a baby is that it is yours.  One of the most terrifying parts of having a baby is that it’s yours.  Heading home from the hospital after many days of being surrounded by professionals can feel intimidating.  We totally get it…and it’s one of the main reasons that we created the Lumos Experience – because no one should feel alone while parenting a tiny babe.  We will support you in your home as you learn your baby’s cues and find your footing as a parent.

We would not be the parents we are without you!  We have so much more confidence in ourselves and our choices and I know it is because of your support.  While everyone else tells us things are done one way, we have been able to grow, learn, gather information, and make choices that are right for our family.  You are the only ones that have consistently said, “you’ve got this” and “trust your instincts”.  That has led us down a path that has made us feel wonderful, confident, and honestly improved the health of our household.  Thank you doesn’t begin to cover it!

Lindsay & Peter

Lea’s wisdom and support were invaluable to us both in preparing for and during our labor and delivery. The best advice I can give any woman in preparing for the moment of becoming a mommy is to be open no matter what your “plan” is and to hire Lea. Her knowledge combined with her kindness and gentle demeanor enabled us to remain calm, feel safe and secure and embrace our “not exactly as planned” birth story. Oh, and she also captured some pretty precious photos of our little one too!

Kym

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