June 22-July 27, 2:00pm-3:00pm *VIRTUAL*
August 10-September 14, 2:00pm-3:00pm *VIRTUAL*
About the Class:
“Therapy is good, but this is really good.” - Kate B. (Fourth Trimester Survival Group Graduate)
Our Fourth Trimester Survival Groups meet on Zoom once a week for six weeks with Ashley. Participants stay in touch with each other between sessions, and for as long as they’d like after our series ends via a private WhatsApp group.
Over the six weeks we will discuss it all!
We know it might feel awkward to sign-up for this sort of thing virtually, but feel confident you'll meet the people who will become your go-to people for venting, normalcy checks, and getting advice. You'll find a safe space to be totally vulnerable with other people stuck in the exact same weeds you're in – without the judgement that comes from talking to people you know IRL.
What topics are usually covered in this support group?
The topics fluctuate organically, but we typically address:
- Birth processing
- The baby blues and postpartum mood disorders
- Infant feeding
- Sleep strategies for the whole family
- Parenting philosophies
- Co-parenting and new identities
- Postpartum rehab, fitness, and pelvic health
- Self-care while parenting
Who should attend this group?
This support group is ideal for birth parents with babies 0-8 weeks old, but open to all.
Support Groups are run by Ashley Brichter, the founder of Birth Smarter.
In a world where it is difficult to keep sight of what is most important Birth Smarter aims to call our attention back to what is valuable. Do you notice that expectant parents spend more time choosing a stroller than they do a midwife or obstetrician? More time arranging their nursery than arranging comprehensive support for after the birth. As a business we have the power to convince you that pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period are worth investing in. If we don’t, women and families suffer and you miss the opportunity to build an intentional foundation for your family; the foundation on which we’d like our society to rest.
Birth Smarter lives in the space where biology meets society, wisdom meets data, and empathy meets activism. We believe that transparency is the key to birth, babies, and business, that it is always worth investing in parents, and that together, we can change the world. Our unique birth and parenting classes offer expecting parents and their support team the information and practice that will enable them to think critically and improvise during high stakes moments. Our continuing education workshops empower health and wellness professionals to become trusted pillars of their perinatal community. We’re shaping the future, one birth at a time.