The essential online holistic Postnatal recovery and Motherhood wellness programme
Supporting you through your postnatal journey and motherhood- helping you feel great: physically, mentally and emotionally!
Fit Mama: Phased Exercise & Myofascial Release Programme
Diastasis Recti Recovery: 7 Elements Method
C-Section Recovery: 8 Elements Method
Empowering you to flourish throughout motherhood
Postnatal recovery is a journey that starts from the moment that you give birth to the moment that your body is rehabilitated. This period can deeply affect how you function as a woman and mother now and in years to come.
Motherhood is full of trials and tribulations, and mums are notorious for prioritising everyone but themselves and feeling run down and stressed out as a result.
So I invite you to be supported throughout your motherhood journey by taking a self-nurturing approach and investing in yourself, your wellness and your wellbeing.
The sooner you do this the sooner you reap the benefits!
Who is this programme for?
Are you are mum experiencing postnatal symptoms or in need of some guidance to maximise your potential for wellness and wellbeing?
Want to establish a self-nurturing plan?
Need some simple stress management strategies?
Want a safe, effective and gently progressive exercise programme to rehabilitate your body and improve your strength, stamina, mobility and body confidence?
Want to access family friendly nutritious and delicious recipes?
Need strategies to shed excess fat and manage your weight?
Want to learn the best strategies for postnatal recovery, rehabilitation and restoration?
Suffer from diastasis Recti and want to know how best to heal it?
Need advice about weak or overactive pelvic floor and incontinence issues?
Want to know why your posture and silhouette has changed since pregnancy and how to realign it?
Want to know what foods to eat to best facilitate your recovery and breastfeeding?
Would you like some insight into your postnatal/motherhood emotional state and self-awareness?
Need some strategies to help you cope with motherhood lifestyle shifts?
If your answer is yes then this programme is for you!
It is suitable for you if you are in postnatal recovery and in need of some wellness and wellbeing guidance.
It is so much easier to enjoy life, and take care of those you love when you are pouring from a full cup!
Self-nurturing is so important for us mums, we constantly give to others, do for others and often neglect ourselves-becoming the motherhood martyr who is suffering, worn out, spread too thin and who has lost her mojo.
Well it's time to change that narrative and do something wonderful for yourself. Because when you take care of yourself, life is so much better for you and everyone around you!
How this programme will help you
This wellness programme is specifically designed to empower and support you throughout your postnatal recovery and motherhood journey.
You will experience a truly holistic approach to wellness by learning about self-nurturing, physiology, pelvic floor recovery, exercise, nutrition, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, mindfulness, sleep optimisation, stress management lifestyle and so much more.
You will be educated with the knowledge to understand what is happening with your mind and body, allowing you to make informed decisions to maximise your wellness.
You will be empowered with practical strategies that will allow you to navigate your way safely through your postnatal recovery and motherhood goals and initiate positive, supportive lifestyle changes.
You can work at your own pace in the comfort of your own home and focus on the elements of the course that are most important for you and your personal recovery.
This programme can positively transform your life!
4th Trimester, Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology
Posture & alignment
Diastasis Recti Recovery, Breathing & core synergy
Pelvic health & recovery
Myofascial release strategies
Postnatal exercise guidelines & Exercise routines
Nutrition for healing, breastfeeding & weight loss
Emotional intelligence, Mindfulness & Meditation
Stress management & restorative strategies
Lifestyle shifts for optimal postnatal wellness
The essential guide to holistic Postnatal recovery and Motherhood wellness and wellbeing
Helping you feel great: physically, mentally and emotionally!
The membership includes:
Empowering Wellness Videos
Phased Exercise Videos
Facebook Support Group
Imagine what this programme can do for you......
Provide a reliable source of science backed holistic wellness, fitness & wellbeing strategies and content that you can access at any time.
Provide an opportunity for you to connect with and be supported by me and other mums via a private Facebook group.
Give you back confidence in your body as you breath better, move better and have more strength, stamina and vitality to enjoy life!
Manage stress so that you don't feel like a nervous wreck all of the time.
Find peace so that you can be a chilled out tranquil mama.
Prioritise self-nurturing so that you can fill your cup and no longer feel over-stretched and burnt out.
Nourish your body so that you can feel energised, healthy and enjoy sharing nutrient dense, wholefood, home-cooked meals with your family.
Increase your self-awareness and emotional intelligence so you control your emotional responses rather than have them control you.
Cope with lifestyle changes and have those crucial conversations that will bring you and your family closer together as a unified support network.
Reduce or eradicate urinary incontinence so that you can lift, laugh, run, jump and play with your kids without fear of peeing your pants.
Reduce or heal diastasis recti so that you can have a stronger core, and reduce the belly bulge.
Improve symptoms of prolapse so that you can be relieved of symptoms, and reduce the risk or further prolapse.
Improve your posture so that you no longer suffer from back, neck and shoulder ache, look great, and stand/move with confidence and poise.
This programme is packed with tools and strategies that can positively change your life!
Take a look inside the programme
Enabling you to manage, alleviate and recover from postnatal symptoms
Pelvic floor issues & incontinence
Poor posture & muskuloskeletal discomfort
Diastasis Recti, C-section & disconnected core
Excess bodyfat & a change in fat distribution
Lack of energy and chronic tiredness
Reduced body strength and stamina
Postpartum blues or postpartum depression
Stress, worry & anxiety
Loss of self & feeling over-stretched
Loneliness & feeling isolated
This is where I can help you to take control of your wellness and wellbeing, as a mum, and guide you towards feeling great and being your best self!
Who am I and how can I help you?
Hi my name is Maria Hilliard and I am a mother to two wonderful daughters.
I know what it is like to have lived with multiple postnatal symptoms and to have concerns about how to safely rehabilitate my body, support my mental and emotional wellbeing, manage stress and gain body confidence all whilst trying to be a great mum.
That is why I poured my heart and soul into creating this amazing holistic wellness membership for you.
So that you too can be empowered to make positive lifestyle changes specific to your postnatal journey, and maximise your potential for wellness.
By-the-way, I am also a Women Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Pre/Postnatal specialist, Yoga Instructor, Bellydance Instructor and Nutritional therapist.
So you can rest assured that you are in good hands!
Yes, You can do this!
Yes, You can be stronger than before and look fabulous, even if you’ve never set foot in a gym, haven’t worked out in years or literally ate for two during your pregnancy.
Yes, You can be that super-chilled, zen-filled, zoned out mama, even if stressed-out has become your default setting, you have a million and one things on your to-do list and your anxiety has you barking like a rabid dog one minute and sobbing like a baby the next.
Yes, You can treat yourself to this premium programme even if it means ditching the weekly magazines & daily coffees, selling some junk on ebay, hinting for an early birthday gift or begging someone who loves you to hook a mama up (because this is the gift that will truly keep on giving).
You can do this because I believe that deep inside you is the drive to transform your life and flourish as a mum!
Get the results that you desire
Would you rather dabble with a few googled articles and hit and miss postnatal workout videos?
Or would you rather take the complete holistic approach that will guide you through the process, get you results and positively transform your body, nutrition, mindset, and lifestyle, all in one neatly packaged solution?
You can have all of that and transform your life, or you can go it alone and hope that you stumble across the right solutions
When you compare this programme to other postnatal offerings, there is truly nothing else out there that covers so many aspects of wellness & wellbeing and provides science backed solutions, tools and strategies. It truly is a premium programme.
Even hiring a personal trainer would not get you these same resources and results (unless of course that personal trainer was me) and it would cost you more than tripple the cost of this membership.
So do yourself and your family a favour. Invest in yourself. Because we all know that when mums are healthy and happy the rest of the family is more likely to be too!
Why should you choose this programme?
Are you wondering how this is different from the other solutions out there?
Well this is the only motherhood wellness programme that:
Is truly holistic and covers such a vast range of postnatal wellness topics and resources
Teaches you the why's, what's and how's so that you truly understand why you are doing something and hence are more motivated to follow through.
Unashamedly gives you permission to prioritise your own needs and put yourself first for a change.
Contains a safe and progressive rehabilitative exercise programme split into clearly defined phases.
Understands that mindset is a huge part of the self-nurturing process and provides guidance that will help achieve success.
Instigates results with results driven worksheets to ensure that you embed the strategies that will improve the quality of your life.
Provides support via live Q&A's plus quarterly group coaching challenges.
Is reasonably priced, especially when you consider the priceless worth of the transformations that you will enjoy.
Adds new science backed content to help you maximise your potential for wellness & wellbeing
Make your wellness and wellbeing a priority, put yourself first, for a change, and reap the benefits!
So what are you waiting for?
If you are not convinced by now that this programme has the power to positively change your life then I invite you to ask yourself these questions:
How will my life improve when I commit to this programme?
What is my health, wellness and wellbeing worth?
Am I willing to put up with these symptoms for the rest of my life or potentially see them get worse?
Am I happy to stay in my current state of health and situation?
Or am I ready to invest in myself?
Get ready for the new improved you!
Imagine yourself 6 months from now: you have been working your way through the programme, you wake up feeling positive about your day - looking forward to your awesome self-nurturing plan that you have refined. You start the day with some breathing to centre yourself-it's an automatic habit now and you instantly feel calm yet energised.
You do your favourite workout with a focus on moving meditation and finish feeling strong, supple and energised. You follow it up with a simple, delicious nutrient-dense breakfast and see that you already have a tasty lunch and family dinner batch prepared in the fridge-yes!-no more cooking required today.
You shower and take the time for some active meditation using your favourite scented body wash that you gifted yourself as part of your self-pampering routine. As you dry yourself off you notice how your body has become more sculpted and more shapely and your posture is strong, confident and free from the old aches and pains. Slipping on something that you love to wear you realise that you feel fabulous and you have been feeling this way for quite some time.
You skip out of the door well nourished, calm, centered, strong and capable knowing that your body and mind are primed for the day. And no matter what the day brings you are well equipped to deal with it:
That extra-large smoothie won’t have you running for the nearest toilet-your pelvic floor can handle it- no more inconvenient leaks for you!
Chasing after your toddler and playing games with your kid no longer has you out of breath or groaning with muscular aches and pains-you are fit, strong and have stamina.
That queue that is a mile long wont have you cursing and huffing-you know how to make any moment a positive pause for mindfulness.
That irritating person who pushes your buttons won’t flip your switch- you know yourself and your stress triggers and have developed a more measured emotional response.
Those commitments that try to pull you in every direction they won’t get a look-in until you are ready and willing because you have learnt to prioritise your own needs and schedule non-negotiable time for yourself.
This could be your life after Mama Loves Wellness!
Here's what will happen when you join
Within minutes of you joining you will receive a welcome email in your inbox that will provide you with the programme access details.
You can make full use of the private Facebook Support Group, and connect with me and other mums.
As you apply the strategies, use the worksheets and connect in the support group you will start to see positive results in aspects of your wellness and wellbeing.
How does it work?
The programme is delivered entirely online, so once you join you receive an email that will provide you with the link to access the content,and another link to join the exclusive Facebook Support Group.
You can then delve into the content and work through it in order or go straight to the theory topics and phased workouts that best meet your current needs. You work through the content in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.
I have just had my baby when can I start doing the exercise routines?
You are advised to wait until you have had your 6-8 postpartum check or 10 post cesarean section check and have been cleared for exercise by your medical practitioner. Once you have had that you can start phase 1-4 of the exercise routines.
Before then you can start Phase 0 which is a Rest and Recovery phase with specific breathing, pelvic floor and myofascial routines suitable for this early stage of postnatal recovery.
I gave birth 5/10 years ago but still suffer from postnatal symptoms will this programme help me manage long term postnatal symptoms?
Yes. Once you have been pregnant and given birth you will forever be considered postnatal. The after effects of pregnancy and birth can last for years and indeed a lifetime, if you don't do anything to manage and rectify them. So, you are never too late-this programme tackles symptoms and lifestyle changes from the 4th trimester and beyond so will be of help to you at any stage in your postnatal journey.
I am currently pregnant, should I wait until I have given birth to join this programme?
No. Join now-joining the programme when you are pregnant is a fantastic way to prepare yourself for your postnatal recovery as you will be giving yourself a headstart. There is an entire module on the 4th trimester so you will know what to expect and you will be able to absorb lots of the theoretical content before baby arrives.
What equipment do I need to be able to do the exercise routines?
Many of the routines use minimal fitness equipment, however you will need the following to get you started:
Full size exercise or yoga mat
Resistance band (light-medium)
Pair of 1-3KG dumbbells
Pair of 5kg dumbbells or a 10kg kettlebell
These can be fixed weight or adjustable dumbbells. As you gain strength and endurance you may wish to increase the weights.
The content is amazing and I know someone who would really benefit from it too. Can I share the content with her?
I am overjoyed that you wish to empower another woman and are keen to share this invaluable knowledge. However, I am also keen to protect the investment of you, other mums who have purchased the programme and myself, as a small business owner. So, if you find the content valuable then I would ask that you please do not share the content and instead, encourage others to invest in their wellness by purchasing it themselves.
How do the exercise routines work?
The Postnatal Recovery Exercise routines are organised into 4 progressive phases. These phases contain videos for you to work out alongside. You also have a written workout guide (PDF) to outline the content of each phase and how to progress through the phases safely.
If you are in postnatal recovery, sedentary or new to exercise then you are advised to start with phase 1 and progress at your own rate by following the guidelines in the workout guide.
If you are not in postnatal recovery, are fit, active and experienced in exercise then you are advised to start at phase 3 and continue from there onwards.
How do I use the worksheets?
The worksheets are contained within each module and will help you to apply the theory and embed the strategies that you learn into your everyday life. Each set of worksheets are downloadable PDF's which can be printed.
You are advised to work through the corresponding workbook chapter alongside or after watching the video.
How will I find the time to work through the programme?
The content is an extensive library and all of it is valuable so you should work through it at your own pace and prioritise the sections that resonate most with your needs and your journey at any one time.
Remember that self-nurturing and wellness is all about making a stand for yourself and proritising your needs so you will need to assign some non-negotiable time to support your wellness and wellbeing and self-awareness to ascertain what you need to prioritise and focus on first.
Will I receive support during the programme?
When you purchase the programme you will receive an email confirmation that will invite you to join an exclusive members only support and social group.
I will pop into the group several times per week to respond to queries and questions
Post weekly motivational tips
Post articles and links to support your journey
Hold live Q&A sessions once per month
You are encouraged to interact within the group and connect with other mums on the programme but please feel free to use it or not as best suits you.
What if I purchase the programme and then change my mind, can I get a refund?
No, I do not offer refunds as your access to the content is immediate.