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.
Become The Best Version Of Yourself
In a word, Ann Jonas is resilient. She incorporates her own sense of spirituality into her coaching work, having experienced the sudden loss of her parents (her father killed her mother and died himself shortly thereafter in jail) and subsequently experienced the loss of her partner when her daughter was only two years old. One of Ann’s takeaways from her journey thus far is that “life happens for you, not to you.” She uses the metaphor of a car as the way we can look at life. There’s a huge front windshield so we can look ahead and look around us. Listen to Ann share how to become the best version of yourself on Episode 24 of the Fourth Trimester Podcast.
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 😉
The Real Story Behind Breastfeeding (& How To Set Yourself Up For Success)
Women who don’t meet their personal breastfeeding goals tend to think it is their own fault. It is time for women to stop blaming themselves.
Women are starting to learn that difficulty with breastfeeding isn’t their fault, and that oftentimes what is happening is that the hospital environment and modern medical system isn’t setting women up for breastfeeding success.
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.