From Lawyer to Motherhood:

the Ultimate Transition Checklist.

To help you thrive, not just survive, after giving birth

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Why get this checklist?


When you are pregnant, all the focus is on you. As soon as the baby arrives, no one cares about you, including yourself. You have to go out and get the support you need. 

It's hard to search when you have no idea what to look for. This checklist is your complete roadmap of the challenges that the transition from a lawyer to a mother brings and gives evidence-based practical advice on preventing or overcoming those challenges.

C-section or vaginal delivery, it applies to YOU!

And what better way for a former lawyer to tell other lawyers about postnatal recovery than a CHECKLIST!


how to use it?

What DO you get?

  • 12-step checklist covering all areas of the transition: body, exercise, sleep, food, sex, relationships, identity, mind, work.

  • Step-by-step practical advice and timeline.

  • Focuses on pregnant lawyers living in the UK.

  • Applies to both C-section and vaginal delivery.

  • Based on the experience of the UK health system and internationally.

  • Fully updated in 2019 with practical tips, useful books and resource recommendations.


Anya’s mission is a must and we are lucky to have her doing this work in London.

Women need to know the information they are not given.

- Kelly, first-time mum


who is it for?


This checklist is gold dust for lawyers pregnant with their first baby. It has the most comprehensive overview of the transition from lawyer to motherhood.

“No one told me…” is the most common start of a sentence for first-time mums. Life after giving birth to your first child is more challenging and transformational than you think. Not better or worse, but in another dimension. Rules of the game change in every sphere of your life: body, exercise, mind, relationships, sex, identity, work. And all of this happens at once.

Want a few ideas on how to prepare and overcome those challenges?

Well here are 82 of them…


Anya is an inspiring woman, who has taken her own journey of personal discovery to champion change within health services and share her experience and knowledge with other women.

- Katie Jeitz, MSc BSc MPOGP MCSP, Specialist Physiotherapist in Women's and Men's Health


the checklist's birth story.


In 2013 Anya Smirnova was a City lawyer pregnant with her first son. Despite attending antenatal classes and reading all the books on pregnancy she could get her hands on, Anya was shocked by the postnatal care void she encountered. You are left guessing and googling about everything: how to return to exercise, is your belly looking healthy, whether those emotional turmoils are normal or not, how to get more sleep, restarting intimacy, going back to work. Before you notice it, issues start snowballing. It was not an oversight or bad luck, but it's a typical story for most women in the UK.


With her second son, Anya actively approached her postnatal care. She sought out international experience and professional help, and it helped her recover after both pregnancies and what a huge difference it made!


After 13 years in law, Anya left her City job to campaign for better postnatal care in the UK and to run educational workshops on women's health which were top rated. Responding to the demand, she then launched a 1:1 customised postnatal care programme delivered by a fantastic team of carefully selected postnatal health professionals. 

Using the experience of the programme, campaigning, educational events and personal experience of two very different recoveries, in the UK and internationally, Anya wrote the Ultimate Transition Checklist to help other women avoid the dips of early motherhood, starting with her comrades - lawyers

The Ultimate Transition Checklist is 60 pages of know-how which took weeks to write and years of experience to build up. Grab your FREE copy of the Ultimate Transition Checklist today!


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