June 5th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
July 29th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
September 19th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fourth Trimester Planning:
Do you feel prepared for life in the immediate days and weeks after childbirth? In order to encourage a seamless physical recovery, decrease your likelihood of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and increase family bonding, we encourage you to talk through the moving parts of postpartum life before you give birth!
Together, we will discuss: mom's physical and emotional needs following labor and delivery, including ways to increase rest, move mindfully, and eat well - strategies for maintaining a healthy relationship with a newborn - the difference between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse, and who else you might want in your circle of support - essential products and resources for self-care
About the instructor:
Ashley Brichter is the Founder, Owner, and Lead Teacher at Birth Smarter. She is a Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator through CEA/MNY, a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and a birth and postpartum doula. Ashley is a pelvic health and body-alignment enthusiast. She is trained in Comforting Touch for Labor, Infant / Child CPR, Rebozo Techniques for Childbirth, Dream Birth Imagery, Spinning Babies, and Prenatal Yoga.
Ashley graduated from Haverford College with a passion for progressive politics and progressive education as well as an innate ability to nurture those around her. She fell seamlessly into working as a postpartum doula and founded Managing Overwhelming Moments, LLC (MOM) in 2011. She quickly became a lactation counselor, birth doula, and childbirth educator.