What's It All About?

Navigating the waters of new parenthood? Join us at the museum to engage with fellow new parents and enjoy the art museum in the quiet hour before the museum opens to the public. You will learn from industry professionals about postnatal recovery and baby care, and return home with practical tips to put into practice.  

Note: Bring a yoga mat for your baby to lay on and a comfy blanket for extra warmth. This program is for pregnant moms to six months postpartum and we welcome new dads. Small bites and beverage included. 


Advance tickets recommended.

Museum members: $12

Non-members: $18

Children under 12: Free


About the Speakers

Chiropractor Dr. Melinda Pham, D.C., assisted by Michael Marimon, Physical Medicine Assistant, from Health in Balance. Dr. Pham will touch on recovery of the postnatal anatomy and offer complementary hands-on therapeutic bodywork, such as stretching and massage, as well as a light and gentle adjustment that is safe for all ages.  


Functional Nutritionist and Clean Lifestyle Expert Laura Lee of Branch Collective Wellness, who will discuss postnatal nutrition and meal recommendations to heal, stabilize, and re-balance a postnatal body. 


Facilitator Valerie Lynn, Eco-Postnatal Care, International Holistic Postpartum Doula, will provide three practical tips and advice for a whole-body recovery after pregnancy and childbirth.  


Diana Roth, Newport Beach Doula, and Colleen Roberts, OC Nannies, will be on hand to provide help with your baby. 


About the Organizer

Valerie Lynn is a Holistic Postpartum Doula, who has lived abroad for over 20 years in Southeast Asia, home to the lowest rates of postpartum mood disorders globally at just 3%.  Valerie rebalanced herself naturally from postpartum anxiety after her son was born in 2007, by turning to traditional postnatal practices.   

Valerie advocates for a positive fourth trimester, being a unique opportunity for mothers to replenish, revitalize, and restore themselves when the body is at its peak-healing-mode. Valerie creates personalized recovery plans encompassing education, nutrition, meals, body treatments and care that support the natural healing process. She also designs temporary in-home recovery areas where postnatal services take place.  

Her personal philosophy is that recovery from pregnancy and childbirth begins, from Day 1, or the birthing day. The Healing Window of Opportunity is a “minimum effort – maximum result” period. She is the author of The Mommy Plan, Restoring Your Post-Pregnancy Body Naturally, Using Women’s Traditional Wisdom and cookbook – Healing Meals: Simple Recipes for New Moms.   

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