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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 81: Choosing Home Birth As An Alternative To The Hospital - Midwives Sue Baelen & Laura Marina Perez

    Episode 81: Choosing Home Birth As An Alternative To The Hospital - Midwives Sue Baelen & Laura Marina Perez

    Here's what the midwives of San Francisco have to say to all expecting parents on the safety of home birth amid the unprecedented global event of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and government-imposed social-distancing. Women are questioning, in new ways, what should be considered "safe" for giving birth.

    • 34 min
    Episode 80: Prepare For Taking Maternity Leave Like A Pro - Guest Sharon Weinberg Career Coach

    Episode 80: Prepare For Taking Maternity Leave Like A Pro - Guest Sharon Weinberg Career Coach

    We at Fourth Trimester teamed up with Career Coach Sharon Weinberg to create a guide to help you make a smooth transition between working and being on leave.

    The guide is useful for those who will be having a leave of one month or more, although elements of the approach can easily be used effectively for shorter absences.

    This preparation can enable you to create the necessary clarity, accountability, and continued execution to strategy by you and your team during your absence and set them up for success.

    Contact Sharon with discount FOURTH for your own customized coaching sessions sharon@sharonweinberg.com

    • 24 min
    Episode 79: The Second Child Transition - Preparing For Your Second Baby

    Episode 79: The Second Child Transition - Preparing For Your Second Baby

    Practical solutions for making necessary adjustments for a second baby to join the family in a way that helps meet everyone's needs, including your older child

    • 25 min
    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

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