Postpartum Class: Everything Mama Needs to Know to
Prepare for the Fourth Trimester

Stepping into motherhood can feel like navigating uncharted waters, filled with moments of joy and uncertainty. It’s a time when support, understanding, and practical guidance become invaluable. Recognizing this, we created a course specifically designed to emotionally guide you through the postpartum period. This course is for those moments when you’re seeking not just answers, but also comfort and companionship on your journey into motherhood. We created this course after recognizing the need for a supportive guide through the postpartum period during a time that can often feel overwhelming. We believe every mother deserves to navigate this chapter with confidence, armed with knowledge and surrounded by a community that uplifts and supports her.  You can expect clear, actionable advice that addresses both the emotional and physical aspects of the postpartum experience.

Why Emotional Preparation Matters

The fourth trimester is a profound period of adaptation, healing, and bonding. It’s a chapter that’s as emotional as it is physical, where every day brings a new discovery about yourself and your precious newborn. Preparing emotionally equips you with the confidence to navigate this journey with grace, resilience, and an open heart.

Topics We Cover

INTRODUCTION TO THE FOURTH TRIMESTER

As you prepare for birth and motherhood, it’s vital to acknowledge that this period of transformation isn’t exclusive to your newborn. You, too, are experiencing profound changes, both physically and emotionally. It’s a time when nurturing yourself becomes as essential as caring for your baby. In a way, the birth of your child also marks the birth of you as a mother. This dual transition demands attention and care, ensuring that both you and your newborn thrive together.

MANAGING SLEEP & FATIGUE WITH A NEWBORN

We fully recognize how tough it can be to catch those much-needed zzz’s as a new mom, with a baby who’s just beginning to learn what sleeping through the night means. This is precisely why we’re here – to guide you and provide you with a tailored strategy that helps you and your precious baby, along with your whole family, find a rhythm and routine that brings restful nights. 

Nutrition for Emotional Wellness

Many expecting parents are well-versed in the importance of nutrition for their baby’s physical development during pregnancy. Yet, the profound influence of nutrition on our emotional and mental health often goes unnoticed. As parents, our deepest wish is for our children to not only thrive physically but to also experience happiness and emotional stability. In this module, we’ll explore the vital link between nutrition and our emotional and mental well-being. We’ll uncover how, during the fourth trimester, nourishing our bodies goes hand in hand with nurturing our minds, ensuring we’re providing the best for ourselves and our little ones.

Physical Activity and Emotional Resilience

As new parents, you’re not only embracing the joys and challenges of caring for your infant but also adapting to a transformative new chapter in your lives. While diving into physical activities might not seem like a priority amidst these changes, nurturing your emotional well-being is paramount. This gentle care for yourself can significantly mitigate the risks associated with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In this lesson, we’ll gently unfold the ways in which physical activity can be a pillar of support for your emotional health, highlighting its importance in the early stages of parenthood.

Recognizing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Understanding postpartum mood and anxiety disorders before the arrival of your baby is a crucial step in ensuring the well-being of not just you, but your entire family. This module is designed to enlighten and empower your support system with knowledge and tools, creating a nurturing environment for both you and your newborn in the early weeks and beyond.

Building Your Stress Resilience Toolkit in Motherhood

Motherhood is filled with joy, love, and unparalleled fulfillment, but it’s also a path that can bring its share of stress and challenges. Recognizing and managing this stress is crucial for the well-being of both mothers and their families. A stress resilience toolkit is a collection of strategies, practices, and resources designed to help mothers effectively manage stress and build resilience. It’s about equipping moms with the ability to adapt to stressors, recover from setbacks, and thrive amidst the demands of parenting.

What's Included In The Postpartum Class?

Prioritizing the well-being of new mothers is crucial. This class offers a deep dive into everything the postpartum phase entails, focusing on your emotional well-being. Our curriculum introduces practical strategies and techniques to support physical health, manage emotional changes, and maintain mental wellness. It aims to enhance communication with partners and navigate the complex emotional landscape that accompanies this significant life transition. Additionally, it offers essential education on mood and anxiety disorders, which can affect many new mothers. By understanding the signs, symptoms, and available support options, mothers can feel more prepared and empowered to seek help if needed. Our goal is to create a supportive environment that not only informs but also fosters a sense of community and understanding, ensuring every mother feels confident and supported for life after birth.

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GUIDED MEDITATIONS

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We understand that community is not just beneficial but critical during both motherhood and the postpartum period. This is why we’re excited to offer a Free 30-Day Trial of our Premium Membership. Here, you’ll find a safe, supportive space to connect with fellow mothers, share experiences, and find comfort in the shared journey of motherhood. Our community is built on the pillars of empathy, inclusivity, and genuine support, ensuring every mother feels welcomed, valued, and understood.

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Hi, mama!
We're Lauren & Megan

Your Course Instructors

Lauren turned her pain into passion by becoming a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Megan runs the business side of the operation and can answer any questions you might have about our postpartum classes and membership!  We create resources based off of gaps in care we saw first hand in our journey to motherhood. As busy moms of three we understand the need for education and community!  Together, we combine science-backed tools and resources with practical support to prepare every woman for postpartum.

This Class Is For You If...

Pregnant or Expecting Couples

Navigating parenthood for the first time can be both exhilarating and daunting. First-time parents will find this course invaluable as it covers the basics of postpartum care, realistic expectations for the postpartum period, and strategies for managing the new responsibilities and emotions that come with caring for a newborn.

Experienced Parents Seeking a Different Postpartum Experience

Have already gone through the postpartum period but wish to have a more positive or informed experience this time around? Our course offers new perspectives, updated information, and emphasizes self-care and mental health. It’s an opportunity to learn and apply new strategies for a different, perhaps more fulfilling, postpartum journey.

LOOKING TO PRIORITIZIE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Given the profound mental health implications during the postpartum period, those with a personal history or desire to protect their mental health will find this course to be incredibly educational. We cover common mental health challenges faced by new mothers, such as postpartum depression and anxiety, offering insights into preventive measures, coping strategies, and when to seek professional help.

Looking to Boost Your Confidence in Motherhood

The importance of postpartum care for the mother’s health and well-being cannot be overstated.

Need Effective Postpartum Care Strategies

Our course covers essential aspects of postpartum care. We combine science-backed strategies with practical solutions as mom’s of three.

What's Included?

$97.00

  • What is the 4th Trimester?
  • Emotional & Physical Changes You May Experience
  • What is the Baby Blues vs Postpartum Depression
  • Understanding Newborn Sleep Patterns
  • How to Prioritize Rest
  • Strategies for Better Sleep
  • Sleep Plan, Tracker & Journal
  • Evening Meditation
  • The Role of Nutrition in Emotional Health
  • Mood Boosting Foods
  • The Hard Truth About Alcohol & Caffeine
  • Grocery List Download
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  • The Importance of Movement
  • Walking Meditation
  • Mindful Movement – 10-Day Mini Challenge
  • Overview of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping Techniques
  • Empowering Your Support System
  • Seeking Professional Help
  • What Are These Scary Thoughts? – Intrusive Thoughts Overview
  • Differentiating Postpartum Anxiety vs “Normal” Mama Worry
  • Overcoming Feelings of Isolation
  • Building Your Support Network
  • Coping Ahead – Postpartum Toolkit
  • 10 Coping Techniques for Anxiety
  • 5 Step Guide to Calm
  • My 4th Trimester Daily Emotional Check-In
  • Postpartum Visitors Checklist
  • Guide to Self-care
  • Meditation for Breastfeeding Mamas
  • Walking Meditation for You and Your Fussy Baby
  • Midday Breath Break
  • FREE 30-Day Trial to The Matrescence Membership!
  • Unlimited Chat with your course instructors!
  • Product recommendations + exclusive discounts
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