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My name is Sarah Trott. I'm a new mama to a vivacious baby girl and this podcast is all about postpartum care for the few months following birth, the time period also known as the Fourth Trimester. My postpartum doula, Esther Gallagher, is my co-host. She’s a mother, grandmother, perinatal educator, birth and postpartum care provider. I've benefitted hugely from her support. All parents can benefit from the wisdom and support that a postpartum Doula provides. Fourth trimester care is about the practical, emotional and social support parents and baby require, and importantly, helps set the tone for the lifelong journey of parenting. This podcast provides resources for new parents and examines the socio-cultural influences on parenting.
When I first became pregnant, I had never heard of postpartum Doulas, let alone knew what they did. So much of the training and preparation that expecting parents do is focused on the birth and newborn care. Once baby is born, often the first interaction parents have with medical or child professionals, other than the first pediatrician visits, is the six-week checkup with the OB/GYN. What about caring for mama and family between the birth and the six week doctor visit? What are the strategies for taking care of the partner and the rest of the family while looking after your newborn?
Our podcasts contain expert interviews with specialists from many fields to cover topics including postpartum doula practices, prenatal care, prenatal and postnatal yoga, parenting, breastfeeding, physical recovery from birth, nutrition, newborn care, midwifery, negotiating family visitation, and many more.
First-hand experience is shared through lots of stories from both new and seasoned parents. Hear what other parents are asking and what they have done in their own lives.
We reference other podcasts, internet resources and real-life experts who can help you on your own parenting journey. Visit our site at http://sarahroselinda.typepad.com/fourth_trimester_podcast
We hope you have a well-resourced and enjoyable experience as new parents.
Sarah Trott & Esther Gallagher xo

Fourth Trimester Podcast: The first months and beyond | Parenting | Newborn Baby | Postpartum | Doula Sarah Roselinda Trott

    • Kids & Family

My name is Sarah Trott. I'm a new mama to a vivacious baby girl and this podcast is all about postpartum care for the few months following birth, the time period also known as the Fourth Trimester. My postpartum doula, Esther Gallagher, is my co-host. She’s a mother, grandmother, perinatal educator, birth and postpartum care provider. I've benefitted hugely from her support. All parents can benefit from the wisdom and support that a postpartum Doula provides. Fourth trimester care is about the practical, emotional and social support parents and baby require, and importantly, helps set the tone for the lifelong journey of parenting. This podcast provides resources for new parents and examines the socio-cultural influences on parenting.
When I first became pregnant, I had never heard of postpartum Doulas, let alone knew what they did. So much of the training and preparation that expecting parents do is focused on the birth and newborn care. Once baby is born, often the first interaction parents have with medical or child professionals, other than the first pediatrician visits, is the six-week checkup with the OB/GYN. What about caring for mama and family between the birth and the six week doctor visit? What are the strategies for taking care of the partner and the rest of the family while looking after your newborn?
Our podcasts contain expert interviews with specialists from many fields to cover topics including postpartum doula practices, prenatal care, prenatal and postnatal yoga, parenting, breastfeeding, physical recovery from birth, nutrition, newborn care, midwifery, negotiating family visitation, and many more.
First-hand experience is shared through lots of stories from both new and seasoned parents. Hear what other parents are asking and what they have done in their own lives.
We reference other podcasts, internet resources and real-life experts who can help you on your own parenting journey. Visit our site at http://sarahroselinda.typepad.com/fourth_trimester_podcast
We hope you have a well-resourced and enjoyable experience as new parents.
Sarah Trott & Esther Gallagher xo

    Episode 78: Black Angel Mom Jeanae Hopgood-Jones - Turning Pregnancy Loss Into Empowerment

    Episode 78: Black Angel Mom Jeanae Hopgood-Jones - Turning Pregnancy Loss Into Empowerment

    Our amazing guest for Episode 78 is Jeanae Hopgood-Jones who has taken a tragic and powerful experience as a mother and found a space of creativity and inspiration.  Her blog  https://blackangelmom.com/  is not only beautiful and sincere, it addresses areas of parenthood and life that are all too often relegated to the purely personal and not given or allowed a voice by the larger culture.  The loss of her twin daughters and reaching towards families of color and their experiences of loss are the seeds of this endeavor.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 77: Advocating For Yourself Matters - Susi Hately Had Twins & Placenta Previa

    Episode 77: Advocating For Yourself Matters - Susi Hately Had Twins & Placenta Previa

    Pelvic floor stability champion Susi Hately returns to the Fourth Trimester Podcast to talk about how she advocated for herself while she was pregnant with TWINS and had the complication of placenta previa. Hear her inspirational story of how she was true to herself throughout her pregnancy and postpartum period

    • 46 min
    Episode 76: How Perinatal Chiropractics Can Help With Recovery After Birth - Adrian Villalba

    Episode 76: How Perinatal Chiropractics Can Help With Recovery After Birth - Adrian Villalba

    We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Adrian Villalba about perinatal chiropractic practices that benefit mothers. Having balance in your body both before and after giving birth can benefit new mamas in their recovery process. Adrian is certified in Webster Technique by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Listen to learn more about out how this works.

    • 40 min
    Episode 75: How To Tell When You're Ovulating & Fertility Right After Having A Baby With Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

    Episode 75: How To Tell When You're Ovulating & Fertility Right After Having A Baby With Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

    In this episode, Lisa shares with us practical lessons on how to understand  our own body signs. Learn how to chart your own cycle. Hear how important it is to listen to what your menstrual cycle indicates for your wider health overall. For example, if your period doesn't return ~ 18 months after having a baby, that's a sign that something may be wrong, and it is a good time to have a medical professional help investigate. 

    • 48 min
    Episode 74: The 10 Questions Every First-Time Parent Asks

    Episode 74: The 10 Questions Every First-Time Parent Asks

    Here's a quick guide to the questions every new parent asks. 

    • 34 min
    Episode 73: Why You Need A Contract For Your Doula - Emily Flynn

    Episode 73: Why You Need A Contract For Your Doula - Emily Flynn

    Emily Flynn is a birth and postpartum doula and health consultant in the Bay Area. She specializes in connecting folks in various places in their gynecological health cycles with compassionate and evidence-based care providers best suited to their individual needs. Emily's journey into birth work started through her legal research work with international organizations supporting migrants and refugees, which has informed and inspired her work with other birth care providers in building solid contracts and safe, strong, and satisfying businesses. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

soloTHUNDER ,

I'd recommend to soon to be mothers. Soon to be fathers? Not so much.

Any podcast that brings awareness and helps spread knowledge of the hardships, dos, don'ts and what to expects of the fourth trimester deserves a favourable rating but I found the audio issues tough to get over. Seemed as if each person on any given episode was talking either directly into a mic or 10 feet away from one. Spent more time adjusting the volume than absorbing information on some episodes. Theres also a large chunk of episodes that seem geared on selling either a person or service that I didn't care for all too much. I did however appreciate that they were easy to listen to (volume issues aside) and some of the general knowledge they dropped made it al worth it in the end. I'd still recommend this podcast to any expecting mother to be but unfortunately for us soon to be fathers we're kind of just thrown to the side in most episodes and barely mentioned. Fathers are playing a bigger role in the modern family and this pod doesn't seem to realize that. Again tho, I'd recommend this to any mother to be as it does talk to mothers.

Momhere11 ,

Great idea and content but with annoying distraction

The overall content is great but it’s really annoying to have to try and ignore the main hosts over use of saying “um”. It’s honestly every third word which makes it difficult to ignore.

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