4th Trimester series

Designed for Mom & Baby

This is a valuable series which provides you with a wealth of education, community & support in your Motherhood journey!

Over a 6 week period we will cover the many questions and concerns that new moms have including share your birth story, dealing with sleep deprivation & baby’s sleep cycles, postpartum depression, community resources, your postpartum body and more.

The goal is for moms to interact, support & assist each other through this incredible time of transition.

Friends and 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 before and after each class to linger, to meet old friends and make new ones, and to share the experiences and insights of raising a little one!

WHAT YOU GET:

  • 6 weeks of program instruction, live & interactive
  • Access to a live instructor and guest professional experts including weekly check-ins and Q&A following each class
  • WhatsApp chat group for conversations, connections and sharing of resources outside of class time.
  • Welcome Gift 
  • $10 Serenity Babyshop gift card

 

WHEN:

  • Friday’s @ 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • + open time following class to get to know your group!

 

WHERE:

  • Serenity Birth Studio, 4 Alliance Blvd., Unit 10 (same plaza as UPS Store & Complete Care Chiropractic).

 

COST:

  • $159 +hst

 

COVID-19 PROCEDURES (for in person programming):

  • Floor mats and equipment are sanitized between use.  Each family will have their own set of program materials each week to avoid sharing and cross contamination.
  • Our studio is 700 sq ft boasting high ceiling (approx 20ft+) and open concept allowing excellent air flow
  • Programs are spaced apart to allow you time to pack up and exit the studio and give you dedicate store shop time, if needed prior to next program arriving.
  • If you or child are unwell, experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we will provide you with makeup class options (please reference your program reminder email for screening questions).
  • Handwash & hand sanitizer stations available throughout the facility.

INSTRUCTOR:

MEET ELIZABETH BOYD!

I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, and doula.

I am caring, helpful, passionate, and adventurous.

I love learning new things and teaching.

I am honest, loyal and trustworthy, very organized and love to plan!

I am proud of myself for starting on a new journey at age 45.  I try to lead by example, showing my two daughters that you can accomplish anything if you work hard at it, that you should always stand up for what you believe in, and that kindness is most important.

The biggest obstacle I have ever faced is overcoming a battle with anxiety and depression 12 years ago.  It was the worst time in my life, but I learned so much about myself and what is important in life, that I think of it as a blessing.  I truly understand mental health issues, and have a passion for advocating for mental health.

I love to relax by doing art, reading, listening to music and travelling.  I am most at peace while snorkeling in the ocean with the hot sun on my back, marvelling at the beauty of the world underwater.

If I wasn’t a doula I would love to be an interior designer, professional traveller and food taster, baby-namer or therapist.

My goal is to continue to be a birth doula, provide postpartum education and become a childbirth educator.  I want to raise awareness of maternal health issues, and empower women to advocate for birth choices, to help them create positive birth memories, and to support families of all kinds in their journeys.

More about Elizabeth and her Doula services:  EB Doula | Educate, Empower, Embrace (elizabethboyddoula.com)

TOPICS:

* Every week we start with a weekly check-in which is an opportunity to share joys & challenges plus ask any specific questions you have before we dive into the topic of the week.  

Topic 1

Introduce ourselves and our babies and share our birth stories. Debriefing your birth can help to process what is an incredible and intense experience. We discuss feeding topics including breastfeeding, pumping and formula feeding.

Topic 2

We will discuss biologically appropriate sleep expectations for newborns and strategies to get better quality sleep for you and your family with a sleep consultant as our guest speaker.

Topic 3

We talk about why babies cry, soothing and colic that is known now as the Period of PURPLE Crying.  We will watch review methods & tools such as Dr. Harvey Karp about the 5S system, Dr Hamilton’s soothing hold and learn about the Period of PURPLE Crying. 

Topic 4

Maternal Mental Health with a guest speakers from the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative – fostering connection, community & support for new Moms. 

Topic 5

We will discuss how to take care of your healing body, with a guest speaker talking about pelvic floor integrity. Regardless of mode of delivery (vaginal birth or C-section), your pelvic floor goes through a lot during pregnancy.

Topic 6

A lot happens after your baby is born. In our final week, we will talk about changes in our relationships with our partners, family, and friends. Sex and intimacy and changing expectations will all be covered as will options for Family Planning and ways to stay connected.