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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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iTunes Ratings

48 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
3
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
Read more
These podcasts are great resources for new mom. Share with your family/ friends.
Cover image of Fourth Trimester Podcast: The first months and beyond | Parenting | Newborn Baby | Postpartum | Doula

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

Updated 13 days ago

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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

Rank #1: Episode 74: The 10 Questions Every First-Time Parent Asks

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Here's a quick guide to the questions every new parent asks.
Jan 12 2019
34 mins
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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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
43 mins
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Rank #4: 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
42 mins
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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
55 mins
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Rank #6: 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
34 mins
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Rank #7: 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
55 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 2: Preparing to Enjoy the Fourth Trimester

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There is a lot to think about when you’re expecting a new little one, especially for the first time. This episode helps answer the following question:

What advice do we have for new parents-to-be to think about before they give birth, so that they can make the most of their 4th trimester?

Thanks for listening! Sarah & Esther xo
Feb 28 2016
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Rank #9: 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
56 mins
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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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 38: Helping Yourself Means Helping Your Baby - Real Talk With Katy Lonergan & Alexis Monnier

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Parents can have a hard time doing something for themselves, but will do anything for their child. When new moms and dads take care of themselves, they are increasing the capacity they have to take care of their baby. Here's what you can do for yourself in order to give your infant a better experience.
Jul 31 2017
56 mins
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Rank #12: 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
50 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 58: Good Enough Mothers - Amelia Kriss

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Good Enough Mothering is actually The Best Mothering
Jun 02 2018
50 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 1: What is the Fourth Trimester? What is a doula?

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The introductory episode of Fourth Trimester answers questions around doula care, postpartum care, and helps provide parents with an overview of some care options. For example, what are the strategies for taking care of the partner and the rest of the family while looking after your newborn? Thanks for listening! Sarah & Esther xo
Feb 28 2016
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Rank #15: Episode 33: Jane Honikman On How To Pinpoint Where You Are On The Spectrum Of Mental Health

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Jane Honikman gives us an overview and outline for finding ourselves on the spectrum of mental health. Listen to the episode to find out how to identify different parts of the continuum and better understand where you yourself might fall on that spectrum.

She talks about her time studying with Dr. James Hamilton who was interested in maternal mental health at a time when it might have seemed as if no one cared or understood, much like today in many women's experience!
May 05 2017
38 mins
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Rank #16: 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
55 mins
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Rank #17: 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
57 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 10: Guest Dr. Angelique Millette Sleep Part 2

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Sleep Part 2. Dr. Angelique Millette is a nationally-recognized pediatric sleep consultant. We discuss realistic expectations for sleep during the first weeks and months with a newborn, strategies for parents with newborns to maximize sleep for everyone, and napping. Enjoy! Sarah and Esther xo
Jun 25 2016
58 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 75: How To Tell When You're Ovulating & Fertility Right After Having A Baby With Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

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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.
Mar 10 2019
48 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 56: Chicken Soup for the Soul - Life Lessons for Busy Moms - Author Lynn Benson

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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
May 05 2018
40 mins
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