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Lunch and Learn: Adjusting to Life Postpartum [Zoom]
May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Fourth Trimester Tips: Adjusting to Postpartum Life
Maybe you’ve read countless books about pregnancy and the three trimesters, but how much have you considered the postpartum period? The “fourth trimester” is an exciting, exhausting and vulnerable time, and you can learn ways to feel more rested and supported during the first three months. Discover tips to thoughtfully prepare for the newborn period, what to expect physically and emotionally after birth, and community resources to help with the adjustment. We will also discuss how to take care of your mental health as a parent, including looking out for postpartum mood disorders. Leave with a template to build a personalized postpartum plan. Even if you’re not currently pregnant, you can use this knowledge in the future or to assist other soon-to-be parents you know!
Angie Madsen is a Gorge resident and birth and fertility doula at Cascade Mountain Doula. She is passionate about helping people feel safe, empowered and fully informed about their reproductive options throughout their journeys.
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