The Fourth Trimester Series (6 weeks)
Designed for Mom & Baby to attend together.
This series is a great follow up to Childbirth Education/Prenatal Classes. Now that your baby is born, everything has changed. This is a valuable series which encourages new Moms to get out of the house, provides you with a wealth of education, community, and support in your Motherhood journey. Together we will learn how to heal your body, balance your emotions, and restore your vitality as a new Mom.
Over a 6-week period we will cover the many questions and concerns that new Moms have including sharing birth stories, breast and bottle feeding, dealing with sleep deprivation and baby’s sleep cycles, postpartum depression, healing your postpartum body, community resources, and more.
Forming friendships and establishing community
It is so important to connect with other moms – to share in the journey of motherhood. It is easy to feel alone when you are at home, but in fact you are not – there is a whole community of mothers in the area experiencing the same kinds of joys and challenges that you are, who are just waiting to connect with other moms. Therefore, there is ample time provided within the 1.5 class time, to meet old friends and make new ones, and to share the experiences and insights of raising a little one!
Week 1 – Intros, sharing and debriefing our birth experiences
Week 2 – Explore the concept of 4th trimester (embracing and being supported in this new phase of life; creating a postpartum sanctuary; discuss postpartum depression and mood disorders and where we are at emotionally; supporting hormonal, physical, and emotional transitions)
Week 3 – Breastfeeding Support, ways to settle and calm your baby, newborn sleep
Week 4 – Self-care as a new Mom – Nutrition. We will discuss ways to heal, nourish, and keep your body energized as well as special nutritional concerns for new Moms.
Week 5 – Healing your body – Pelvic Floor Integrity (after both vaginal or C-section birth)
Week 6 – Explore changes in our relationships with our partners, family, and friends
WHEN: More dates to come!
It is ideal to begin this workshop series 10 days to 6 weeks after the birth of your baby depending on if your recovery from a vaginal or cesarean section birth.
COST: $148 + HST
Instructors: Doula (Birth & Postpartum), Courtney Crawford, with support on particular weeks by other experienced Rebirth practitioners:
· Social Worker/Psychotherapist – Jodi Tiller
· Breastfeeding Counsellor – Rebecca Robertson,
· Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist – Angela Growse