The INNATE Postpartum Care:
Planning for the Fourth Trimester Course

Taught by Certified Practitioners of INNATE Postpartum Care

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INNATE's Preparing for the Fourth Trimester Course is for pregnant Mothers and families - to prepare for a nourishing, regenerative postpartum period.

This course focuses on the 5 Essentials of Postpartum Care - which are found throughout the world's postpartum traditions AND are deeply rooted in women's physiologic and psychologic design.

These 5 Essentials of Mother-Centered Postpartum Care are:

Essential 1: An Extended Resting Period

An extended resting period in the postpartum time, safeguards women’s long-term pelvic health and hormonal health.

Essential 1: An Extended Resting Period

An extended resting period in the postpartum time, safeguards women’s long-term pelvic health and hormonal health.

Essential 2: Warm in Temperature, Warm in Nature, Easy to Digest, Nutrient-Dense Food

Our digestive system is profoundly altered through pregnancy and birth. There are specific foods that should be eaten - and that should not to be eaten in the postpartum time to support long-term digestive health.

Essential 3: Bodywork

Bodywork elicits our relaxation response, allows our nervous system to down-regulate and boosts our immunity. Nature’s Law is based on reciprocity. Bodywork gives to Mothers so that Mothers can give freely to their babies.

Essential 3: Bodywork

Bodywork elicits our relaxation response, allows our nervous system to down-regulate and boosts our immunity. Nature’s Law is based on reciprocity. Bodywork gives to Mothers so that Mothers can give freely to their babies.

Essential 4: Warmth

Warmth in the postpartum time facilitates the production of Oxytocin. Oxytocin facilitates healing. Warmth causes our tissues to expand, which facilitates the moving of blood and lymph, which facilitates healing.

Essential 5: Community

The above 4 essentials of postpartum care are PILLARS, and these pillars require a strong foundation – to stand up straight and strong. This foundation in the postpartum time is COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY means: people that Mother feels good and safe with, that will be with her on a daily basis in the postpartum period. When Mothers feel good and safe, they are able to give up their hyper-vigilance. This allows the nervous system to down-regulate, which allows the body‘s energy in the postpartum time to go into HEALING, bonding, and attachment.

Essential 5: Community

The above 4 essentials of postpartum care are PILLARS, and these pillars require a strong foundation – to stand up straight and strong. This foundation in the postpartum time is COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY means: people that Mother feels good and safe with, that will be with her on a daily basis in the postpartum period. When Mothers feel good and safe, they are able to give up their hyper-vigilance. This allows the nervous system to down-regulate, which allows the body‘s energy in the postpartum time to go into HEALING, bonding, and attachment.

The first 4-classes of INNATE’s Preparing for the Fourth Trimester Course happen PRENATALLY. Information/education about postpartum physiology and psychology is shared, and each family is supported to develop a postpartum plan that meets their unique needs.

The 5th and final class of INNATE’s Preparing for the Fourth Trimester Course happens in the postpartum period. The families that participated together in the first four classes meet again, once everyone is at-least 6-weeks postpartum. The purpose of this final class is for MOTHERS and Fathers to be WITNESSED and CELEBRATED by this community.

In this way, we bring honor and a layer of completion to our rites of passage into Motherhood and Fatherhood.

INNATE POSTPARTUM CARE – PLANNING FOR THE FOURTH TRIMESTER COURSE:

  • Offers essential postpartum education to women and their families with time-tested postpartum wisdom interwoven with modern science – supporting women’s long-term health and vitality.

  • Nourishes with truthful information, helping to lead families in the right direction for an optimal postpartum period- in the name of creating a solid foundation for thriving family systems.

  • Helps families create postpartum care plans tailored to the unique to the needs of each family.

  • Supports the creation of or fortification of COMMUNITY.

  • Offers CONTINUITY OF CARE. The INNATE Postpartum Care – Certified Providers teaching this class series, come from a variety of birth and health care providing backgrounds, and are able to provide you and your family with support in the postpartum time. Continuity of care within the medical world is understood to ‘improve clinical outcomes.’ Meaning that: continuity of care helps to facilitate healing.

  • Offers discounts when Fathers/partners/friends/family who will be supporting Mother through and after birth, attend this class series with Mother. It is ESSENTIAL that NOT just pregnant Mothers are receiving this postpartum care education.

INNATE Postpartum Care works from the foundational understanding that: maternal health is foundational to society’s health. When Mothers are healthy and well, families are healthy and well. When families are healthy and well, communities are healthy and well – and this concentric ring of wellness continues to move outward to encompass the whole of the Earth. In optimally taking care of the Mothers, we are taking care of the future generations.

Click HERE to visit our Practitioners Directory to find an INNATE Postpartum Care – Certified Practitioner near to you. Or click HERE to see which INNATE Practitioner is teaching the next Preparing for the Fourth Trimester Course.

Planning for the Fourth Trimester - Certified Practitioners

Stephanie Soulseed Seliga-Soulseed

Class Dates:

WINTER: February 14, 21, 28 & March 7 Final class tbd.

EARLY SPRING: April 4, 11, 18, 25 & Final class tbd

LATE SPRING: May 9, 16, 23 30 & Final class tbd

Location:

White Salmon, Washington

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Shirin Lowell & Amy Baumgarten

Class Dates:
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6

Location:
Brooklyn, New York

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Anna Raczka

Class Dates:
January 9,16,23,30

Location:

New York, NY

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Victoria Jones

Class Dates:
January 9, 16, 23, 30

Location:

Bonham, Texas

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Alysha Higgins and Eden Flynn

Class Dates:
January 2022 (tbd)

Location:

Maui, Hawai

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Lauren MacDonald

Class Dates:
January 5, 12, 26, February 2 and 9

Location:

Wallowa County, Oregon

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Victoria Carranza, The Gardening Doula

Class Dates:
January 15th & 16th

Location:

Central Coast, California

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Gina Ojeda

Class Dates:
February 3rs, 17th, and 24th, March 3rd

Location:

Raton, New Mexico

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