Becoming a new parent is an incredibly exciting experience but you do need to plan for it – otherwise it can become overwhelming.
Next class starts on 28th September 7.30-9.30pm
Your baby’s 4th trimester starts at birth and goes on until your baby reaches 12 weeks of age. The term is used to describe a period of great change and development in your newborn bundle – as they adjust to life outside of the womb. It will also be a time of great change and development for you and your partner too – believe me – having your baby to care for outside the womb does present a huge challenge!
The UB academy 4th trimester course is designed to give you evidence-based, realistic information to help you both manage. You will possibly feel as though you are on a continuous ‘night flight’ for the first few weeks and find it difficult to maintain any type of routine/schedule. It is important to be kind to yourselves and try to take your days one day at a time.
Our classes give you practical advice to support your early parenting skills so that you and your partner gain the confidence you need to embrace your parenthood journey positively. We cover –
Getting to know your new baby – including moulding, vernix, jaundice, umbilical cord care, nappies and everything – wee and poo too!
The 24 hour clock
Your post-natal body changes and lochia etc
Clothing, temp, equipment, and slings
Guthrie test and vaccines
Feeding – access to FB feeding group and bespoke lactation support package on line (videos) to refer to
Dad’s role and visitors
Emotions after birth….
Who is our class for?
Our course is designed as a follow on to our antenatal education and hypnobirthing course but can be taken as a stand alone module. It is suitable for all – whether it is your first baby or whether it is baby number 2 – 5. The ub academy 4th trimester course acts as a comprehensive refresher for you and your partner. You may have had an operative birth previously or be feeling very unsure/anxious this time round. We feel that we have the skill sets to assist you – to prepare you so that you can enjoy!
When should I attend the 4th trimester course?
Ideally you should during the 3rd trimester of your pregnancy. The information you will gather will be more relevant the closer you are to your due dates. However, you may find that you want to be able to be more in control, so basically anytime after halfway is good – you know you, best – your wellbeing and mental health are so important – anxiety and worrying about change is not for you, your bump or your partner.
How do the session run?
The workshop is currently held virtually via Zoom, with our experienced midwife Sally. The session is interactive and fun. We aim to have small groups for you and your partner to attend together, as well as a follow up Q&A session for any information you need to recap on.