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Every woman deserves the opportunity to fully heal and recover from birth trauma. It is never too late to address a past trauma. Listen to this episode of Fourth Trimester Podcast to hear: How to recognize that you've experienced trauma or PTSD How to begin addressing a potential trauma - the first steps to take for healing Continue reading
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Most women in the USA do not have a community coming to support them and their new family during the first 90 days after having a baby. Listen to this episode to learn about the advantages of building up a community of friends, family, trusted neighbors, and professional supporters (e.g. a postpartum doula, a night doula). Continue reading
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Good Enough Mothering is actually The Best Mothering Continue reading
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There are many treatments for postpartum (or pregnancy) mood disorders and mothers (and fathers) are encouraged to speak to their care provider about the best course of treatment. PSI also has a Warmline, 800.944.4773 (4PPD) where you can get basic information, support and resources, in English and Spanish. Continue reading
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On Episode 56 of the Fourth Trimester Podcast we speak with Lynn Benson, co-author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul Life Lessons for Busy Moms." Listen to hear more about: Signs you’re suffering from burnout as a result of caregiving The physical, emotional stress and financial toll of caregiving Tools and resources available to help family members with the challenges of caregiving Continue reading
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As it turns out one in three women experience urinary incontinence after having a baby. The good news is that urinary control is something that can be regained. In other words, if you wee yourself a little bit (like Kate Winslet), this isn't something you have to live with forever. Women can regain confidence that they aren't going to accidentally pee during exercise (think running, jumping jacks, CrossFit, etc.), when they sneeze, laugh out loud, or simply when they have to go to the bathroom. Here's how. Continue reading
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This is THE PREP LIST episode that can act as an essential checklist for any expecting parent. Here's what we cover: 1. Caring for the postnatal body 2. Preparing for life with a newborn - an introductory playbook -- seriously, it's good Continue reading
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The episode about MIND + MOVEMENT. We speak with Evelyn Freebury who is a movement therapist and who has decades of experience working with parents and newborns. She shares ways in which movement therapy benefits both parent and newborn. At the end of the episode, Evelyn leads us through a live, guided somatic experience. Enjoy! Continue reading
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You can help your child by starting adjustments ahead of the time change. Beginning Tuesday night (March 6), begin to put your child down 10 minutes earlier for bed. You can do this by comforting, singing, reading, and starting the bedtime routine 10 minutes earlier. Continue this for the rest of the week. When the time change happens, your baby or toddler will have slowly adjusted to the new time. Continue reading
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No one parenting experience is the same as another, but one thing we can continually agree upon for all new parents is that support for the new family during their first few months with a newborn is paramount. Moms and Dads are better equipped to take care of their babies when they themselves are getting their needs met. And when it comes to twins, there is perhaps double the reason (or triple if you're having three babies!) to make sure you'll be well-supported during the first six weeks at home. We are excited to call this episode of the Fourth Trimester Podcast the TWINS episode. Here's what we cover: Having twin babies prematurely and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience Why it isn't just a simple formula of twice the work Identifying and getting help for postpartum anxiety Feeding two babies at the same time Taking shifts between parents, and additionally with the help of a doula or someone else and how that can benefit everyone Preparing for the specific differences between preparing for having multiple babies compared to a single baby Continue reading
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Even Kourtney Kardashian ate her own placenta. Some women eat their placenta because they believe the organ contains the nutrients being transferred from mother to child while the baby is in the womb. Some benefits could include increased breast milk production and a decrease in post-natal depression. Listen to hear everything you never knew you TOTALLY WISH YOU KNEW about placentas, including: what is the placenta what prenatal foods and practices can benefit the placenta what is placenta encapsulation what are some of the ideas and benefits around the practice how have women historically used their placentas what are some of the placenta traditions in other cultures where to go to find someone to make capsules for you what happens with the placenta after birth - how transported to person doing encapsulation - how to store other beautiful things done with the placenta (e.g. artwork prints) Continue reading
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It makes intuitive sense that communication and play during the first 0-12 months of a baby's life help set the tone for the child's relationship with the world around them. But how do we proactively and thoughtfully communicate with a baby in a way that encourages learning, emotional security and confidence? Here's what you'll learn on episode 51 of Fourth Trimester Podcast: + How to support early communication - from birth and beyond! + How to be musical with your baby (even if you don't consider yourself "musical") + Tips for raising a bilingual/multilingual baby + Why the tools to support your baby's development are already in your home Continue reading
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If you are even remotely considering hiring a doula to help you out after you've had a baby, we highly recommend listening to Monique Cowan (a.k.a. Monique The Doula) share her first-hand experiences in a typical day in her job. She talks through the practical offerings of helping families prepare for a birth and thrive after baby has arrived. Monique was inspired to become a postpartum doula after her own birth experience. She saw the potential to help women in her Southern California locale, particularly women of color and inner city areas. She works with all people who need postpartum doula services and her website is https://moniquethedoula.wordpress.com/ Continue reading
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One of the major contributors to that feeling of overwhelm for expecting parents is the notion of having to hurry up and prepare for their little one's arrival. A major tickbox for that preparedness is BUYING TONS OF STUFF. That can be a fun part, and also a hugely EXPENSIVE and EXHAUSTING experience. So here's the simple thing you can do: buy a charming, high-quality (new or pre-loved) clothing set that you can sell-back to a community of like-minded parents. Continue reading
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On episode 48 of the Fourth Trimester Podcast we speak with Serena Saeed-Winn a Certified Nurse Midwife, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and a mother of three (including twins). Serena teaches a class to help parents ease the transition into parenting by sharing what to expect and how to prepare for the first few months of being new parents. The class covers everything from postpartum healing, infant CPR and first aid, newborn care and gear, infant feeding, relationship savers and more. Continue reading
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Dr. Angelique Millette is a Family Sleep Consultant, Parent Educator, and creator of The Millette Method™. We welcomed her back on our show for a third time because she is simply that amazing. Here's what we discuss: How to prepare a baby for sleeping in their own room in a way that emphasizes safety and love for the child When to start thinking about making the transition from room-sharing to the baby being in their own room (around 12-24 months is pretty typical) What considerations to make for having siblings sleep in the same room together How sleep solutions vary from child to child How to identify and address nightmares and sleep terrors We discuss the phases of preparation for helping a baby prepare for sleeping in their own room, including practical exercises you can do at home with your child right away. For example, you can use pretend play to demonstrate safety, as well as draw pictures and tell stories about the bedtime routine. Listen to Episode 47 of the Fourth Trimester Podcast for the details. Continue reading
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Ever heard of Vaginal Steaming? Neither had we! Turns out, V-Steaming is a well-known and well-loved practice around the world. People love the practice for fertility, cycle cleanses, postpartum recovery & menopause. File it under "feels good and has potentially awesome benefits." We invited a V-Steam expert, Keli Garza, to join us on Fourth Trimester Podcast and share all the juicy - dare we say, steamy! - details. Here's the best part, Keli and the Fourth Trimester Podcast have teamed up to offer listeners of the podcast all of the following perks: - free shipping ($40 value) plus another $20 off on the Vaginal Steam Sauna Package (http://www.steamychick.com/sauna) - $20 off an e-course called Postpartum Peristeam Care: How to Use Vaginal Steaming for Full Recovery After Birth (http://www.steamychick.com/302) To benefit from these offers, use coupon code fourthtrimester when checking out at www.steamychick.com. Steam facials are amazing ... why not luxuriate other parts of our bodies? Enjoy the show! This is a fun one! Continue reading
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Renée Ann Cramer is our guest on episode 45 of the Fourth Trimester Podcast. She wrote "Pregnant With The Stars: Watching And Wanting The Celebrity Baby Bump" as part of her research into the culture around pregnancy and celebrity. She shares personal stories about her experience as a mother, as well as her fascinating perspective on how celebrity image plays into the psyche of modern parents. Continue reading
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With the time change approaching, Sleep Consultant Dr. Angelique Millette shares how parents can help their babies, and toddlers transition to the new time without upsetting their child’s sleep. Example schedule included! Continue reading
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In this episode, Esther has a really fun and intimate chat with long-time pre- and post- natal yoga instructor Jane Austin about giving birth, what pregnant and new mommas need and the power of yoga. We have some laughs and Jane offers a lovely guided meditation!! Continue reading
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Episode 43 of the Fourth Trimester Podcast is All About Breastfeeding. Find out: What to do when breastfeeding doesn’t go as imagined Typical breastfeeding issues that come up for new mothers What factors drive whether a woman can breastfeed or not Tips for breastfeeding success - what you can do in the hospital / right after giving birth The ins and outs of the initial physical pain of breastfeeding What breastfeeding accessories you actually need How you may be able to receive a free breast pumps through health insurance SPECIAL OFFER for listeners: http://www.allaboutmothering.com/offer/ Continue reading
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The FINAL Birth Plan Episode. We provide a Birth Plan Template you can download and customize for your own use in hospital or for a home birth. It is 1,000 times easier to edit a birth plan template compared to creating one from scratch. Listen to episodes 13 & 40 & 42 (for Parts 1 & 2 & 3 respectively) to hear Esther and Sarah explain each item on the plan. Love, Sarah & Esther Continue reading
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'Why Not Home: The Surprising Birth Choices of Doctors and Midwives' is about "changing the conversation about birth in America and spreading evidence-based information about birth across settings." The short answer to home birth or hospital birth question is that there is no right answer. "Both options carry risks", Jessicca is quick to point out. However, some of the risks of a hospital birth are introduced by the fact that most hospital births come with an increased risk of interventions that would not have occurred at home. If you're considering a home birth, or just researching in general, we'd recommend listening to the episode and watching 'Why Not Home' on iTunes, Amazon or Vimeo. Continue reading
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Here's a Birth Plan Template you can download and customize for your own use in hospital or for a home birth. It is 1,000 times easier to edit a birth plan template compared to creating one from scratch. Listen to episodes 13 & 40 (for Parts 1 & 2 respectively) to hear Esther and Sarah explain each item on the plan. Love, Sarah & Esther Continue reading
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This episode of the podcast is a high-level introduction of RIE infant parenting. Some of the themes discussed are about slowing down, truly connecting with your baby by giving them your full attention, and creating some predictability for your infant as part of the day-to-day routines. Listen to learn how to apply some of these principles to your own experience as a new parent. Continue reading