4th Trimester Series 

Baby: 0-3m

The 4th trimester is a term used to describe the time immediately following birth to 12 weeks of age.  This is a time of rapid changes in growth and development for baby but also for the mother/birther/primary parent in the transition to parenthood.

This 6-week series is designed to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore the challenges and joys of life with a newborn. With a focus on mental health and infant-parent attachment, this series will help you better understand yourself and your baby while connecting with others at a similar stage in their parenting journey.

Weekly topics include sharing your birth or adoption story, the neuroscience of attachment and infant brain development, normal newborn behaviour including feeding and sleeping patterns, postpartum mental health and mood disorders, navigating changing relationships, as well as nourishment for you and your healing body.

Every new addition to your family brings with it a new parenting experience, so this series is applicable to all!   

PLEASE NOTE: Once a program date is full, it will no longer show as an option to register on our booking system.  Please contact us to be added to our wait list.


    • 6 weeks of program instruction, live & interactive
    • An experienced perinatal & materntal mental health educator facilitating the series.  Weekly check-ins and Q&A to answer and support all your questions surrounding Motherhood.
    • WhatsApp group for conversations, connections and sharing of resources outside of class time.
    • Welcome Gift 
    • $10 Serenity Babyshop gift card


      • Fridays @ 1:00pm-2:00pm, or
      • Tuesdays @ 1:00pm-2:00pm

      + open time following class to get to know your group!


      • Serenity Birth Studio, 4 Alliance Blvd., Unit 10, Barrie


      • $159 +hst

      Sarah Downey (she/her) is a BEST Certified Birth Educator, BEST Certified Doula, and mom of three. She has completed doula, childbirth education and lactation training from organizations such as DONA, BEST and SMDHU. She holds a degree from the University of Toronto and a diploma from Sheridan College both in Theatre and Drama Studies. With a passion for supporting families during the perinatal period, Sarah has been teaching classes and leading groups at Serenity Birth Studio since 2015. Her expertise extends beyond the studio as she is a Professor in both the Early Childhood Education Department and School College Partnerships at Georgian College.

      In addition to her academic qualifications, Sarah brings extensive practical experience to her work. Prior to her adult education career, she worked in the childcare sector, gaining invaluable insights into child development and family dynamics. This hands-on experience enriches her approach to perinatal education and doula support, ensuring that clients receive compassionate, knowledgeable care every step of the way.

      Sarah is deeply committed to empowering parents with evidence-based information and compassionate support as they navigate the journey of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. Her warm demeanor, combined with her wealth of knowledge, makes her a trusted resource for expectant and new parents alike. Whether she’s leading a childbirth education class, providing doula support, or empowering new Mamas in our Mom & Baby programs, Sarah’s dedication to fostering confident, informed parenting shines through in all she does. 


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