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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://www.fourthtrimesterpodcast.com/We hope you have a well-resourced and enjoyable experience as new parents.Sarah Trott & Esther Gallagher xo

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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://www.fourthtrimesterpodcast.com/We hope you have a well-resourced and enjoyable experience as new parents.Sarah Trott & Esther Gallagher xo

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Great for everyone

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This podcast covers so many topics... I enjoyed each one.

mom/ grandma

By Grandma Petaluma - Jun 01 2016
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These podcasts are great resources for new mom. Share with your family/ friends.

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
4
2
2
3

Great for everyone

By 11cats - Jan 12 2019
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This podcast covers so many topics... I enjoyed each one.

mom/ grandma

By Grandma Petaluma - Jun 01 2016
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These podcasts are great resources for new mom. Share with your family/ friends.
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Fourth Trimester Podcast: The first months and beyond | Parenting | Newborn Baby | Postpartum | Doula

Latest release on May 11, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 3: Covering the basics of first few weeks post birth

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What does every new parent need to know for their first few weeks with a new baby? Crucial know-how tips are the focus of this episode.

Thanks for listening! Sarah & Esther xo

Feb 28 2016

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Rank #2: Episode 54: Preparing For Life With A Newborn - Deb Flashenberg Director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, Prenatal & Postnatal

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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

Apr 07 2018

43mins

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Rank #3: Episode 39: An Introduction To RIE Infant Parenting By Lee Fernandez

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This episode 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.

Aug 25 2017

42mins

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Rank #4: Episode 68: How To Handle Visitors During The First Six Weeks With A New Baby

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Esther and Sarah return to the subject of visitors. A discussion of why visitors in the first two to six weeks aren't always the right thing for new parents from a physical, emotional-social and spiritual perspective, as well as why our culture doesn't foster appropriate support.

This episode of the Fourth Trimester Podcast is a playbook for handling visitors, including: 

setting boundaries for yourself
communicating how you need visitation to work to your loved ones
the difference between visitors who help vs visitors who don't know how to positively contribute 
how to set up an appropriate 'meet the baby' event 
why your birth story is a private experience you may or may not choose to share

Oct 21 2018

34mins

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Rank #5: Episode 43: Learn All About Breastfeeding From Lori Isenstadt

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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

Sep 16 2017

55mins

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Rank #6: Episode 32: Dr Shosh Busts The Myths Of Motherhood

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Our latest episode's guest is Dr Shoshana Bennett. She helps us bust up some "myths of motherhood."

Often, when we acknowledge that all those myths are indeed false ideas, the pressure to be perfect is alleviated and some of the feelings of depression dissipate.

May 03 2017

58mins

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Rank #7: Episode 8: Guest Dr. Angelique Millette on sleep training

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Dr. Angelique Millette is a nationally-recognized pediatric sleep consultant. We discuss a modern, compassionate take on “sleep training” that provides baby with love and comfort, and importantly, meets physical and developmental needs. We also talk about co-sleeping (both bed sharing and room sharing), and how partners benefit from aligning their visions for family sleep. Enjoy! Sarah and Esther xo

May 23 2016

56mins

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Rank #8: Episode 66: Afraid Of The Birth? Anxious About Being A Parent? Here To Guide Us Is Leah Chalofsky

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I had a ton of anxiety about THE BIRTH. And then a fair amount of feelings about being a parent - would I be good enough? I appreciated talking with Leah Chalofsky about the New Parents Circle and Cesarean Birth Support Group, anxiety (as it relates to pregnancy and parenting), domestic violence, and teen pregnancy/parenting. The recorded conversation (Episode 66 of Fourth Trimester Podcast) includes all these topics:
Hormones and their influence
Emotions prior to birth 
Anxiety, Depression and "feeling bad about feeling bad" 
First two years of child's life - transitions physical and mental 
Benefiting from being around other parents
Ruling out physical issues - how physical and emotional are intertwined 
LISTEN AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS - I’m a Mom doing this for other Moms :)
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Sep 23 2018

55mins

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Rank #9: Episode 58: Good Enough Mothers - Amelia Kriss

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Good Enough Mothering is actually The Best Mothering

Jun 02 2018

50mins

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Rank #10: Episode 48: How To Ease The Transition Into Parenting - Momumental - Serena Saeed-Winn

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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.

Dec 26 2017

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Rank #11: Episode 22: Susi Hately on How New Moms Can Prepare for and Recover from Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Having worked with women through all stages of pregnancy, from pre-natal right through postpartum, Susi Hately has observed that a lot of new moms seem resigned to the fact that post-baby body is just ‘the way things are’ – prolapses, dry vaginas, painful sex, leakage, etc. Susi is on our show to help educate expecting mothers on how to take care of their wellbeing during pregnancy, post-partum and beyond.

Feb 07 2017

57mins

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Rank #12: Episode 20: Fitness Coach Brianna Battles on Exercise During Pregnancy and Postpartum

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When it comes to exercise postpartum, the primary message is to take the time you need to heal. Don’t rush to “get your body back” because it is easy to do more harm than good by pushing your body too hard before it is ready. The best thing to do for your body right after having a baby is to rest and recover. There are people out there who want to help you and who have the right tools to help you. It is okay that your body takes time to heal and build strength back. There are smart ways to develop strength and function, such as learning how posture and breathing can help you in everyday activities. When your body is ready, and that could be months or years after giving birth, you can develop a fitness strategy that is appropriate for yourself.

Jan 24 2017

48mins

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Rank #13: Episode 27: Kimberly Johnson Talks About Post-Birth Libido, Birth Injury & How Past Trauma Affects Birth

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Ever wonder about when you'll be able to have sex again after having a baby? Or how your body will feel and heal after giving birth? Curious about how having a baby affects intimacy, sensation and your body in general?

Answering these questions for us is Kimberly Johnson. She is a bodyworker, doula, post-partum women’s health specialist, and single mom. Having had a difficult postpartum experience herself, she set out to understand what exactly was going on with her, and to heal herself naturally.

Apr 05 2017

51mins

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Rank #14: Episode 21: Dr Monica Hannon - The two most common medical issues that come up during the first 6 weeks post-birth

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Dr Monica Hannon is our guest on episode 21 and she shares some of the major issues that mothers and partners face during the first six weeks following the birth of a baby. Find out when it makes sense to pick up the phone and call your doctor.

Jan 30 2017

58mins

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Rank #15: Episode 36: Kimberly Ann Johnson -- Living Into The Parent You Are

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Part of what’s difficult about becoming a parent is deciding on the kind of parent we want to be.

And once we've decided, sometimes the parent we are and the parent we imagined we would be are different.

May 25 2017

38mins

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Rank #16: Episode 62: The Secret To Raising Confident Kids Is Being An Example As A Confident Parent - Confidence Master Class With Erika Cramer

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Confidence-building is a lifelong exercise for all people, including parents. Listen to this Confidence Masterclass on episode 62 of the Fourth Trimester Podcast. Learn the confidence-building foundations. This audio masterclass is designed for women and mothers in particular. The course covers: 

The importance of demonstrating confidence to our children
Loving and respecting yourself 
What self care means 
How to unearth your true identity

Jul 28 2018

50mins

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Rank #17: Episode 67: Postpartum OCD Is A Thing - Megan Ellow Tells Her True Story

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Wait, what is Postpartum OCD? 

Yep. It's Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that develops or is magnified as part of the postpartum experience. Women who don't have OCD can develop it as part of their childbirth experience. Women who already have OCD can see their symptoms intensify during postpartum. 

Most simply defined, OCD is when "intrusive thoughts" become fairly constant, and a person starts acting on those thoughts. 

On episode 67 of Fourth Trimester Podcast we focus on postpartum OCD and speak with Megan Ellow who is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Delaware.
 
The episode covers: 
-- Signs of Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum OCD
-- How to find help if you think you may have symptoms of Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum OCD (Hint: start by calling an anonymous helpline 800-944-4773) 
-- Megan's true story of postpartum OCD and her recovery

Oct 06 2018

39mins

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Rank #18: Episode 17: Heng Ou and Amely Greeven on Food, Postpartum Preparation and the importance of restoring mama's health after birth

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Authors of The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother. We discuss how to prepare your home, your kitchen, your mind and your supporters ahead of baby’s arrival.

Dec 05 2016

57mins

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Rank #19: Episode 47: How To Help Your Little One Prepare For Sleeping In Their Own Room - By Dr Angelique Millette

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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.

Nov 27 2017

55mins

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Rank #20: Episode 34: Wise Mama Lisa Abramson Shares Her Postpartum Psychosis Story

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"Shortly after the birth of my daughter, I spent 10 days locked in the psych ward of the hospital after my postpartum depression and psychosis made me suicidal. In my altered psychotic state, I thought my house was bugged and the police were coming to arrest me for a crime for which I was wrongly accused. I thought the only way out of my crisis was to kill myself, so I told my mom and husband that I was going to go jump off the Golden Gate Bridge."

May 10 2017

44mins

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