Good Enough Mothering is actually The Best Mothering
Build Your Community Around You
Most women in the USA do not have a community coming to support them and their new family during the first 90 days after having a baby.
Listen to this episode to learn about the advantages of building up a community of friends, family, trusted neighbors, and professional supporters (e.g. a postpartum doula, a night doula).
Preparing For Life With A Newborn
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
What Postpartum Doulas Do
If you are even remotely considering hiring a doula to help you out after you’ve had a baby, we highly recommend listening to Monique Cowan (a.k.a. Monique The Doula) share her first-hand experiences in a typical day in her job. She talks through the practical offerings of helping families prepare for a birth and thrive after baby has arrived.
Monique was inspired to become a postpartum doula after her own birth experience. She saw the potential to help women in her Southern California locale, particularly women of color and inner city areas. She works with all people who need postpartum doula services and her website is https://moniquethedoula.wordpress.com/
Radical Doula Miriam Zoila Pérez On Birth Support Politics
The Fourth Trimester Podcast is honored to have guest Miriam Zoila Pérez on our program. She and Esther discuss issues around birth support work as it relates to racism, politics, gender roles, anthropology and yes, even chemistry.
Preparing to Enjoy the Fourth Trimester
There is a lot to think about when you’re expecting a new little one, especially for the first-time parent. Episode 2 of the Fourth Trimester podcast helps answer the following question: What advice do we have for new parents-to-be before they give birth, so that they can make the most of their 4th trimester?
Seven Factors That Influence The First Forty Days (& Recipes!)
Familiarize yourself with the key factors that influence the postpartum period—and then imagine how you will handle each one and what kind of help you would be comfortable accepting in the process.
Fourth Trimester Traditions
Cultures around the world recognize and honor the precious first months a new mother has to heal after having a baby. Traditions include providing a new mother with food, warmth, a clean house, and emotional support. Basically, the idea is that new mom doesn’t have to do anything other than eat, feed her baby, sleep and recover.
What is the Fourth Trimester? What is a doula?
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?