How to help little ones adjust in advance of the time change. Parents are naturally concerned that the time change can lead to an early waking sleep issue for their little one. We have come up with a few tried and true strategies to help advance your child’s circadian rhythm ahead of the time change.
Twins & Placenta Previa – Learn From Susi Hately’s Experience
Pelvic floor stability champion Susi Hately returns to the Fourth Trimester Podcast to talk about her own experience with advocating 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
Spring Time Change and Helping Your Little One Adjust
You can help your child by starting adjustments ahead of the time change. Beginning Tuesday night (March 6), begin to put your child down 10 minutes earlier for bed. You can do this by comforting, singing, reading, and starting the bedtime routine 10 minutes earlier. Continue this for the rest of the week. When the time change happens, your baby or toddler will have slowly adjusted to the new time.
Oats, Ginger & Cinnamon Tea
Reminiscent of Mexican horchata, this beverage is circulation-boosting, warming, and rich with the lactation-supporting benefits of oats. Here’s another recipe to save to your New York Times Recipe Box 😉
Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Crispy Treats
Nothing makes you grow up quickly like becoming a parent. These treats permit you to feel like a kid again. They are a snap to make and the peanut butter is so much better than the marshmallows found in packaged versions. (Almond or sunflower seed butter are fine substitutions.) Goji berries, raisins, or crunchy-sweet g pieces work great as add-ins.
How New Moms Can Prepare for and Recover from Birth
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.
Dr Monica Hannon: The Two Most Common Birth Issues
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.
Fitness Coach Advice For Exercise During Pregnancy and Postpartum
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.
Dr Angelique Millette Debunks Common Sleep Myths
This article debunks some common sleep myths while helping parents to make informed sleep choices that support their parenting philosophy as well as their infant or child’s developmental needs.