The Fourth Trimester

You’ve learned about the physical demands of labor and how to cope with the intensity as your body and your baby work together to bring your baby earthside. You’ve learned that birth is a fluid process that requires staying present in both mind and body. You’ve become informed about evidence-based care and chosen your care provider accordingly, ensuring that your personal birth preferences will be accommodated as much as possible. You’ve garnered a birth support team who will assist you through what is surely going to be one of the most challenging, empowering, and utterly joyful days of your life.

But, what do you do AFTER the baby is born?!

Join us as we discuss how to survive and thrive during the “fourth trimester.” We’ll talk about:

 

  • newborn behavior
  • babywearing
  • infant feeding
  • limiting visitors while also soliciting the right kind of help
  • finding your “tribe”/utilizing local, in-person and online support
  • postpartum self care
  • sleep
  • setting realistic goals/having realistic expectations
  • preparing to return to work
  • and much, much more!

 

 

 

$60 per couple  

This class includes access to our New Parent Support Group that meets every other Friday from 10am-noon at Open Connections in Newtown Square (1616 Delchester Rd).

The Fourth Trimester is open to everyone, both LWC and non-LWC clients. Please feel free to spread the word! 

“Having delivered twice at The Birth Center at LWC, I couldn’t be happier with my experiences. I felt so cared for and safe there. Welcoming, comforting, trustworthy—the combination of the homey feel I wanted with professional, experienced midwives and nurses let me relax, knowing I was in good hands. The midwives, always there when we needed them, also seemed to know just when to give us space. When pushing became difficult during my second birth, the midwife quickly assessed the situation and helped me get things back on track. I can’t imagine birthing anywhere else.” 
Megan H.

Upcoming Fourth Trimester Classes

 

Mondays, 7 – 9:30 pm

  • March 12th
  • April 9th
  • May 7th
  • June 11th

 

To register, please call 610.525.6086.

 

Questions? E-mail our Education Coordinator, Nikki Graham. ngraham@lifecyclewomancare.org

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the class date will not be refunded, unless a medical reason exists.

If classes are canceled by the LWC client and not rescheduled, reimbursement payment will occur after your birth and the global birth account is settled.

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