Nurturing the Fourth Trimester
(Birth - 16wks old)
Home Visit or Video Call + 3wks Support
The 4th Trimester for the mother & baby pair is a very sacred time and needs to be protected. It is a time of recovery, bonding, intense emotional feelings & adjustment. Your baby is still very immature in regards to cognitive & physical development and they need the 4th trimester to adjust to life outside the womb.
This is the time to let go of "the shoulds" & "the must do's" & retreat to focus just on you and meeting the needs of your baby. I can give you the tools & knowledge to have a nurtured & empowering 4th trimester with your baby, whatever this looks like for your family. I'm here to be the one consistent source of support & guidance in a time that can feel overwhelming with too much advice.
This package can be tailor made to meet the needs of your 4th trimester goals and those values of your family. Topics I can support you with include but not limited to: infant development, normal infant sleep & what to expect, breastfeeding/bottle feeding support, colic & reflux guidance, settling techniques, understanding baby communication or cues, safe sleeping & co-sleeping, supporting Dad during this time, finding a gentle rhythm to your day & nurturing self care for you in the post natal period.
Before our meeting you will complete a questionnaire of your journey thus far with your baby, as well as a 3 day sleep/food diary so I can gain a more holistic understanding of your experience & family dynamics.
Up to 3hrs of hands on support & education either via home visit(s) and/or video call(s)
3wks digital support via email & messenger
Mutually agreed upon comprehensive summary (email) of our approach after every visit or video call
Throughout the 3wks there is ample time for questions and adjustments to agreed approaches.
"I reached out to Karla for support in gaining some holistic knowledge around how I could successfully create and sustain quality sleep for myself and our 6week old baby. Knowing how much our babies need from us to regulate everything, I was curious as to how Karla could support us with this parenting value. She shared some responsive ways to begin settling our wee man which have been great! Karla came to us for a home visit which meant she could see the ‘real’ action of our night and chat to that.
Highly recommend her!"
Nerida, Dan & Benji