4th Trimester Group Classes
Prepare for a Confident & Connected 4th Trimester
Nourished. Supported. Connected. In love.
This is our wish for your family. Designed by two postpartum doulas and mothers, our 4th Trimester classes will help you create a strong and sustainable foundation to welcome your little one(s). We'll share practical tools to nourish yourself, your partnership, and your baby. You will leave this class with a personalized postpartum plan as well as local community resources to give you the support needed to thrive in the early weeks.
This is not your run- of-the-mill baby care class! Together we will dive deep into life at home with a newborn. You will learn how to attune to your baby's needs and decipher what they are communicating to you. We will cover what normal newborn behavior looks like, as well as tricks of the trade that O'Nell and Jackie have developed over the years - the best ways to handle fussy evenings, stubborn burps, and diaper explosion nightmares!
Parents will learn the breast/chestfeeding basics to get the mother-baby dyad off to the best start possible. Interactive instruction, videos, and wisdom from experienced doulas make this class practical and memorable. If you're planning on formula-feeding or supplementing, we cover bottle feeding basics, too.
Overwhelmed with what baby gear to buy? Do you have friends or family saying "you must have this" or "you must have that"? Let O'Nell and Jackie help you sort through what baby items on the market are worth your investment, which ones are a waste of money, and which ones you just can't live without! Here is your chance to play with some of this stuff and see what you want to add to your registry.
This two-part class is intended for the birthing parent and partner (or other support person) to take together in their second or third trimester of pregnancy. If you are low income, please email us at BirthRealm@gmail.com - we often have scholarship opportunities available.
Class Two: Self care, Relationship care, & Breast/chestfeeding
Support team planning
Care for your recovering body
Intimacy & sexuality
Understanding partner's needs
Staying connected as a couple
Postpartum mood disorders
Bottle-feeding & formulas
Pumps & pumping
Class One: Newborn Care
Infant awareness, communication & behavior
Swaddling & soothing techniques
Crying & emotionally respectful parenting
Developmental play & bonding
Sleep rhythms & safety
Your teachers, Jackie and O'Nell
As doulas and mothers, Jackie Davey and O'Nell Starkey have supported hundreds of families through the early adjustment to parenthood. You can expect to receive sound advice and empathetic wisdom from this well-respected, dynamic teaching team.