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!

We will go through all the changes you are going through as a new mom. Questions will be answered, give and receive support from each other & develop your own mommy group.

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 time of transition. Lots of talking, laughing, sharing and yes, crying too!!

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!

WHEN:

  • Wednesdays @ 1-2pm + 1hr open studio time following class

COST:

  • $139 +hst

Instructor: Sarah Downey

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 videos about Dunstan Baby Language, 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 speaker and the importance of self care as a new mom. We will have a salad party where you can bring home lunches for the week.

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.