You have probably already googled “how to plan for maternity leave when you work for yourself.”

You quickly realized…WTF…there’s not much out there for people like you and me!

Whether you call yourself an entrepreneur, freelancer, contractor, solopreneur, or biz owner, we are all facing a major problem: planning for maternity leave (and a smooth transition back to work) is messy and confusing when YOU are the boss.

Don’t get me wrong, I know you know how to be the boss in moving your biz forward: schedules, batching, and delegating galore.

But what does it mean to introduce a newborn into that scenario?

It can be crazy and messy, or simple and beautiful, and likely a mix of both at the same time.

How do I know?

I’ve been there.

I’ve worked with dozens of women who have too.

It’s a scary but beautiful transformation from entrepreneur to mamapreneur.

 

During my own pregnancy I pulled from a decade of experience as a maternal health professional to plan out my maternity leave, postpartum care and return to my business on MY terms.

It was not easy.

I had no models to follow or best practices to pull from.

But I had a few tricks up my sleeve that came from a decade in the field of maternal health.

I knew what the research evidence suggests.

I drew from my clinical experience to consider my physical and mental well-being.

I put on my CEO hat and planned to make sure my clients were happy during my hiatus.

 

The first few weeks of motherhood were still a madhouse,because that is just what they are like. But I had a solid and successful plan that helped ground me and get me back into my office with the right support.

In the maternal health world, we always say that support during the perinatal period is key to successful outcomes.

In the business world, we know we can’t scale and grow on our own.

My expertise is in applying those two concepts to this period of your life: Your transition into motherhood deserves the type of strategy and customized support you would build into any business transition.

 

Check out the options below to learn how to balance your business with a new baby — and then email me to get started!

Maternity Leave Planning - $297 one time payment
This is for you, my dear expecting entrepreneur — because you’re thinking ahead and want a customized action plan that you can implement when taking your leave and returning to work.

How This Works:

1. First, we tackle the nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session):

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

2. Then, you receive your plan with action steps you can take immediately

3. In our follow up session, you’ll be guided to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet (45 minute follow up):

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

4. You will have email access to me for 30 days after second session (1 email per week)

Fill out your application here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 13 and 33 weeks pregnant
  • You run a profitable business that you want to return to after giving birth, but need support in figuring out the details of what will happen while you are on leave
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner + implementer (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too… we will get along great!
  • You know you want expert guidance on how to plan for a successful leave that you can implement yourself once your baby arrives
  • You want high quality information as you plan, but don’t have the time to research it all yourself

This is not the right fit for you if you have too much on your plate to implement yourself or are in the start up (or side hustle phase of your business). You will walk away with some clear to-do’s and you will need the time, skill, cashflow and confidence to make them happen independently. If you have a team (beyond a VA) or need an on call consultant for guidance as you implement, you will experience optimal results pairing this with my implementation + coaching support package (see below).

Price $297

Fill out your application here

Maternity Leave Plan Implementation + Coaching Support - $197/month
This is for you, my dear expecting entrepreneur — because you have your Maternity Leave Plan in place, but need the support to implement — and pivot as needed along the way .

This is for the entrepreneurs who know that taking care of business includes taking care of themselves. You will have your maternity leave plan and on-call consulting to implement it, but also want to make sure you are treated like postpartum royalty…because in those weeks after giving birth I will remind you that even with no shower,pjs all day, and leaky boobs you are rocking it! And that together, we will keep your business thriving and discover your new working mama flow.

How This Works:

Implementation + coaching support is available AFTER you have completed your Maternity Leave Planning ($297 one time payment) which includes

The nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session) to developyour action plan:

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

Follow up session to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet (45 minutes):

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

Implementation + coaching support includes

1. Two 45 minute sessions per month to implement on your action plan.

  • Support covers both the business-related AND personal issues you’re currently experiencing
  • You can choose to bring either a team member or your partner on to one of the calls per month as we discuss nitty gritty details that involved them

2.  Two postpartum check-in calls from me to you (typically between 2-5 weeks postpartum) for rapid support about any and all things that arise (business or baby-related).

5. Weekly email access to me (1 per week) and unlimited chat support (Voxer, Facebook or Whatsapp). for the duration of coaching I am available to your in between sessions. . . because the questions never end when figuring out work with a new baby!

Schedule a 15-minute chat to see if we are a good fit here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 13 and 33 weeks pregnant
  • You run a profitable business that you want to return to after giving birth, but need support in figuring out the details
  • You know you want support on the front end figuring out your leave and on the other end actually implementing (and of course adjusting and tweaking along the way)
  • You know you want expert guidance (for you AND your team) on how to plan for a successful leave
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too…we will get along great!)
  • You know you want expert guidance on how to implement, assess, and adjust your plan along the way
  • You want high quality information as your plan, but don’t have the time to do it all yourself
  • You want to arm yourself with the best support possible

This is not for you if you would rather do it all yourself, without guidance or feedback along the way.

Price: $197/month

Schedule a 15-minute chat to see if we are a good fit here

 

Mother reads digital tablet with sleeping baby in lap

If this was a product or course launch you would have had it done by now.

But it’s not, it’s a BABY you are launching.

A real live human.

It will probably be born with some plans of its own (I mean, c’mon it is your child, after all!) that don’t exactly jive with the ins and outs of your business.

 

 

Let me take you into newborn working mama land for a minute.

Right now, you might already be thinking about hiring childcare so you can get back into the swing of things asap.

Or planning out how to take advantage of nap time and knock out a few tasks then.

Or practicing typing out emails to your team or clients with one hand (because the other will be holding baby).

But guess what? You might end up with a baby that loves to be walked around while being fed….no emails being sent then.

Or a little one that sleeps for 15 minutes at a time after being rocked for 40….barely enough time for you to go to the bathroom and shove something (nutritious of course) in your mouth, much less communicate with your team.

You might decide to use that previous childcare time to take a nap yourself, because sleep deprivation is no joke.

Trust me, I’m not trying to terrify you.

 

I can help, just click here to email me or check out the options below

Maternity Leave Planning - $297 one time payment
This is for you, my dear expecting entrepreneur — because you’re thinking ahead and want a customized action plan that you can implement when taking your leave and returning to work.

How This Works:

1. First, we tackle the nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session):

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

2. Then, you receive your plan with action steps you can take immediately

3. In our follow up session, you’ll be guided to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet (45 minute follow up):

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

4. You will have email access to me for 30 days after second session (1 email per week)

Fill out your application here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 13 and 33 weeks pregnant
  • You run a profitable business that you want to return to after giving birth, but need support in figuring out the details of what will happen while you are on leave
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner + implementer (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too… we will get along great!
  • You know you want expert guidance on how to plan for a successful leave that you can implement yourself once your baby arrives
  • You want high quality information as you plan, but don’t have the time to research it all yourself

This is not the right fit for you if you have too much on your plate to implement yourself or are in the start up (or side hustle phase of your business). You will walk away with some clear to-do’s and you will need the time, skill, cashflow and confidence to make them happen independently. If you have a team (beyond a VA) or need an on call consultant for guidance as you implement, you will experience optimal results pairing this with my implementation + coaching support package (see below).

Price $297

Fill out your application here

Maternity Leave Plan Implementation + Coaching Support - $197/month
This is for you, my dear expecting entrepreneur — because you have your Maternity Leave Plan in place, but need the support to implement — and pivot as needed along the way .

This is for the entrepreneurs who know that taking care of business includes taking care of themselves. You will have your maternity leave plan and on-call consulting to implement it, but also want to make sure you are treated like postpartum royalty…because in those weeks after giving birth I will remind you that even with no shower,pjs all day, and leaky boobs you are rocking it! And that together, we will keep your business thriving and discover your new working mama flow.

How This Works:

Implementation + coaching support is available AFTER you have completed your Maternity Leave Planning ($297 one time payment) which includes

The nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session) to developyour action plan:

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

Follow up session to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet (45 minutes):

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

Implementation + coaching support includes

1. Two 45 minute sessions per month to implement on your action plan.

  • Support covers both the business-related AND personal issues you’re currently experiencing
  • You can choose to bring either a team member or your partner on to one of the calls per month as we discuss nitty gritty details that involved them

2.  Two postpartum check-in calls from me to you (typically between 2-5 weeks postpartum) for rapid support about any and all things that arise (business or baby-related).

5. Weekly email access to me (1 per week) and unlimited chat support (Voxer, Facebook or Whatsapp). for the duration of coaching I am available to your in between sessions. . . because the questions never end when figuring out work with a new baby!

Schedule a 15-minute chat to see if we are a good fit here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 13 and 33 weeks pregnant
  • You run a profitable business that you want to return to after giving birth, but need support in figuring out the details
  • You know you want support on the front end figuring out your leave and on the other end actually implementing (and of course adjusting and tweaking along the way)
  • You know you want expert guidance (for you AND your team) on how to plan for a successful leave
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too…we will get along great!)
  • You know you want expert guidance on how to implement, assess, and adjust your plan along the way
  • You want high quality information as your plan, but don’t have the time to do it all yourself
  • You want to arm yourself with the best support possible

This is not for you if you would rather do it all yourself, without guidance or feedback along the way.

Price: $197/month

Schedule a 15-minute chat to see if we are a good fit here

"Arianna coaches from a stance of exploring your own experience & struggles. She really allows you to see your own constant journey--which normalizes the fact that we are all striving to be good to ourselves, and that its an ebb and flow process."

Veronica Lett

Veronica Lett

Social Worker

"Arianna brings poetry to professionalism, and steers with a steady hand through often chaotic realms. She possesses an exceptional blend of skills drawn from the analytical, intuitive, creative, and organizational know-how that are invaluable."

Elizabeth Nails

Elizabeth Nails

Theater Artist and Consultant

You know the reality: there can be a lot of struggle in those first few months.

You’ve seen it with your friends and fellow business owners.

You want to feel prepared to navigate both the expected and unexpected experiences of your transition from woman to mother, and from biz owner to mamapreneur.

Give yourself the support and flexibility to thrive.

Together, we will figure how you will care for yourself and keep your business moving forward…even when your baby requires (and deserves!) the bulk of your time and attention those first few months.

 

Get started by clicking here to email me or select which service meets your needs

Maternity Leave Planning - $297 one time payment
This is for you, my dear expecting entrepreneur — because you’re thinking ahead and want a customized action plan that you can implement when taking your leave and returning to work.

How This Works:

1. First, we tackle the nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session):

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

2. Then, you receive your plan with action steps you can take immediately

3. In our follow up session, you’ll be guided to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet (45 minute follow up):

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

4. You will have email access to me for 30 days after second session (1 email per week)

Fill out your application here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 13 and 33 weeks pregnant
  • You run a profitable business that you want to return to after giving birth, but need support in figuring out the details of what will happen while you are on leave
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner + implementer (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too… we will get along great!
  • You know you want expert guidance on how to plan for a successful leave that you can implement yourself once your baby arrives
  • You want high quality information as you plan, but don’t have the time to research it all yourself

This is not the right fit for you if you have too much on your plate to implement yourself or are in the start up (or side hustle phase of your business). You will walk away with some clear to-do’s and you will need the time, skill, cashflow and confidence to make them happen independently. If you have a team (beyond a VA) or need an on call consultant for guidance as you implement, you will experience optimal results pairing this with my implementation + coaching support package (see below).

Price $297

Fill out your application here

Maternity Leave Plan Implementation + Coaching Support - $197/month
This is for you, my dear expecting entrepreneur — because you have your Maternity Leave Plan in place, but need the support to implement — and pivot as needed along the way .

This is for the entrepreneurs who know that taking care of business includes taking care of themselves. You will have your maternity leave plan and on-call consulting to implement it, but also want to make sure you are treated like postpartum royalty…because in those weeks after giving birth I will remind you that even with no shower,pjs all day, and leaky boobs you are rocking it! And that together, we will keep your business thriving and discover your new working mama flow.

How This Works:

Implementation + coaching support is available AFTER you have completed your Maternity Leave Planning ($297 one time payment) which includes

The nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session) to developyour action plan:

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

Follow up session to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet (45 minutes):

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

Implementation + coaching support includes

1. Two 45 minute sessions per month to implement on your action plan.

  • Support covers both the business-related AND personal issues you’re currently experiencing
  • You can choose to bring either a team member or your partner on to one of the calls per month as we discuss nitty gritty details that involved them

2.  Two postpartum check-in calls from me to you (typically between 2-5 weeks postpartum) for rapid support about any and all things that arise (business or baby-related).

5. Weekly email access to me (1 per week) and unlimited chat support (Voxer, Facebook or Whatsapp). for the duration of coaching I am available to your in between sessions. . . because the questions never end when figuring out work with a new baby!

Schedule a 15-minute chat to see if we are a good fit here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 13 and 33 weeks pregnant
  • You run a profitable business that you want to return to after giving birth, but need support in figuring out the details
  • You know you want support on the front end figuring out your leave and on the other end actually implementing (and of course adjusting and tweaking along the way)
  • You know you want expert guidance (for you AND your team) on how to plan for a successful leave
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too…we will get along great!)
  • You know you want expert guidance on how to implement, assess, and adjust your plan along the way
  • You want high quality information as your plan, but don’t have the time to do it all yourself
  • You want to arm yourself with the best support possible

This is not for you if you would rather do it all yourself, without guidance or feedback along the way.

Price: $197/month

Schedule a 15-minute chat to see if we are a good fit here

You’ll be guided to think through + plan for some of the things you may not have tackled yet: the back-to-work transition period, feeling confident as you navigate the unknowns, fitting in postpartum care so you are able to feel your physical and mental best.

 

Some of the things you can check off your to do list when we work together on your Maternity Leave Plan are: 

  • Your tailored maternity leave plan and support in mapping out your time off and return to work
  • An action plan for the systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Guidance on how to connect to other professionals you may need in your community (eg. chiropractors, counselors, physiotherapists, childcare providers etc)
  • Clear vision for who will be part of your postpartum network and how family and friends can help you (and how to get them to leave you alone until their help is needed!)

Continued Monthly support also allows us to tackle:

  • How to train your team, communicate with clients, and keep your key business functions running smoothly in your absence
  • Reverse engineering sales, revenue, and budget-related details for leave
  • Back to work schedule, productivity with a baby, and business growth the first year postpartum
  • How to navigate breastfeeding, pumping, childcare, and household duties when you return to work
  • Individualized mind-body strategies to support mindset, mental health, and developing your new identity as a mother while not losing your identity as a driven entrepreneur 

 

​"What I always appreciated so much was the clarity and calmness in your voice, it felt like you really held space for me and whatever my needs were. I felt safe and grounded in your hands."

Isela Gutierrez

Isela Gutierrez

Non-Profit Professional

"What stands out to me is how observant Arianna is and her ability to adapt to what's happening in a session at any given moment. She is both patient and persistent on finding solutions that are appropriate for the individual needs."

Kate Millen

Kate Millen

Founder/Owner of Giving Tree Wellness

"I was overwhelmed after giving birth via an emergency caesarian. In the weeks that followed surgery, I felt completely out of touch with my old self. I am so happy with how far I’ve come. By healing the areas affected by the caesarean and getting back to a place where I’m finding strength and confidence again, I’m recovering from my disappointment about having had to go through surgery. It is very important to be my most healthy and strongest self going forward into this adventure of motherhood and Arianna has been the foundation in this process."

Stephanie Morton

Stephanie Morton

Founder/Owner of Destination 26.2

It can be hard when we can’t control and or predict our next move. You CAN learn the tools to work through those inevitable experiences with confidence and grace.

 

I offer two different ways we can work together:

Maternity Leave Planning - $297 one time payment
This is for you, my dear expecting entrepreneur — because you’re thinking ahead and want a customized action plan that you can implement when taking your leave and returning to work.

How This Works:

1. First, we tackle the nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session):

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

2. Then, you receive your plan with action steps you can take immediately

3. In our follow up session, you’ll be guided to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet (45 minute follow up):

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

4. You will have email access to me for 30 days after second session (1 email per week)

Fill out your application here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 13 and 33 weeks pregnant
  • You run a profitable business that you want to return to after giving birth, but need support in figuring out the details of what will happen while you are on leave
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner + implementer (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too… we will get along great!
  • You know you want expert guidance on how to plan for a successful leave that you can implement yourself once your baby arrives
  • You want high quality information as you plan, but don’t have the time to research it all yourself

This is not the right fit for you if you have too much on your plate to implement yourself or are in the start up (or side hustle phase of your business). You will walk away with some clear to-do’s and you will need the time, skill, cashflow and confidence to make them happen independently. If you have a team (beyond a VA) or need an on call consultant for guidance as you implement, you will experience optimal results pairing this with my implementation + coaching support package (see below).

Price $297

Fill out your application here

Maternity Leave Plan Implementation + Coaching Support - $197/month
This is for you, my dear expecting entrepreneur — because you have your Maternity Leave Plan in place, but need the support to implement — and pivot as needed along the way .

This is for the entrepreneurs who know that taking care of business includes taking care of themselves. You will have your maternity leave plan and on-call consulting to implement it, but also want to make sure you are treated like postpartum royalty…because in those weeks after giving birth I will remind you that even with no shower,pjs all day, and leaky boobs you are rocking it! And that together, we will keep your business thriving and discover your new working mama flow.

How This Works:

Implementation + coaching support is available AFTER you have completed your Maternity Leave Planning ($297 one time payment) which includes

The nuts-and-bolts (90 minute session) to developyour action plan:

  • Systems and support you need to babyproof your business
  • Reverse engineering your time off and transition back to work
  • Roles for eager friends, family, and professionals you may need (e.g. lactation consultants, counselors, childcare providers)

Follow up session to think through and plan for some of the things you may not have thought about yet (45 minutes):

  • Building your ability to make decisions aligned with your values in the midst of many new-mama “unknowns”
  • Strategies to support your navigating any stress, anxiety, and fear related to your new role as a working mother
  • How to access postpartum physical and mental care early on so you are able to feel your best returning to your business

Implementation + coaching support includes

1. Two 45 minute sessions per month to implement on your action plan.

  • Support covers both the business-related AND personal issues you’re currently experiencing
  • You can choose to bring either a team member or your partner on to one of the calls per month as we discuss nitty gritty details that involved them

2.  Two postpartum check-in calls from me to you (typically between 2-5 weeks postpartum) for rapid support about any and all things that arise (business or baby-related).

5. Weekly email access to me (1 per week) and unlimited chat support (Voxer, Facebook or Whatsapp). for the duration of coaching I am available to your in between sessions. . . because the questions never end when figuring out work with a new baby!

Schedule a 15-minute chat to see if we are a good fit here

This is the right fit for you if:

  • You are between 13 and 33 weeks pregnant
  • You run a profitable business that you want to return to after giving birth, but need support in figuring out the details
  • You know you want support on the front end figuring out your leave and on the other end actually implementing (and of course adjusting and tweaking along the way)
  • You know you want expert guidance (for you AND your team) on how to plan for a successful leave
  • You are action-oriented and would describe yourself as a planner (but maybe have a little woowoo in ya too…we will get along great!)
  • You know you want expert guidance on how to implement, assess, and adjust your plan along the way
  • You want high quality information as your plan, but don’t have the time to do it all yourself
  • You want to arm yourself with the best support possible

This is not for you if you would rather do it all yourself, without guidance or feedback along the way.

Price: $197/month

Schedule a 15-minute chat to see if we are a good fit here

 

Got more questions for me? Let’s Chat.