Class Seven – The Fourth Trimester

The 4th Trimester

Including grandparents when you don’t agree:
https://www.mothering.com/articles/5-ways-to-involve-grandparents-when-you-dont-see-eye-to-eye/

Circumcision
kidshealth.org/parent/system/surgical/circumcision.html

Evidence Based Birth 2020 paper on Circumcision
https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-and-ethics-on-circumcision/

APGAR Score – what is it?
http://www.babymed.com/baby/what-is-the-apgar-score

Swaddle – or not?
https://savvyparentingsupport.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/8-reasons-not-to-use-the-swaddle-or-sleeping-sack-and-2-reasons-for-it/

Calm a Crying Baby
http://www.kidspot.com.au/baby/baby-care/crying-and-colic/the-one-simple-trick-to-calm-a-crying-baby?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=editorial

Why not to let baby cry it out
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201112/dangers-crying-it-out
https://www.bellybelly.com.au/baby-sleep/cry-it-out/?fbclid=IwAR2PJxQiLJQEj23N6SMLFTxbNnxDnDFWG2bSuH2glC2ze-xTFp6h-EVk0fE

Babywearing:
https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/baby-wearing#carrier-types

Safe bedsharing essentials:
https://kellymom.com/parenting/nighttime/cosleeping/

Teaching Baby to Sleep (Alternatives to Sleep Training):
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/moral-landscapes/201611/sleep-train-baby-don-t
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/moral-landscapes/201601/avoid-stressful-sleep-training-and-get-the-sleep-you-need
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/moral-landscapes/201408/6-hidden-myths-behind-baby-sleep-training-advocacy
https://www.bellybelly.com.au/baby-sleep/4-gentle-alternatives-to-sleep-training/
https://www.mothermag.com/gentle-sleep-training/
https://www.llli.org/the-safe-sleep-seven/

Setting Boundaries in Pandemic
https://www.romper.com/p/new-moms-need-to-set-boundaries-now-more-than-ever-22891539?fbclid=IwAR2pp3iw5hoUG6ClADmSAitzxebDe18btbuACGXwMUWliDwW9PkcL9I1Pkg

PDF Files
6 Reasons For Delaying The Bath
Bathing With Your Baby
How Grandparents Can Help With A Newborn
Hints For A Smooth Postpartum
How To Comfort A Crying Baby

Videos
Tuning Into Newborn’s Behavior
Newborn Cues

Class 7: Homework
  1. Read Section 7 in online binder
  2. Complete the Labor and Delivery questionnaire as follows:
    Take turns completing each sentence. After one person speaks, the listener explains what he/she heard, using his/her own words.  If the speaker isn’t satisfied that he/she has been heard correctly, he/she rephrases the statement.  When the speaker feels the listener has heard correctly, she/he goes on to the next sentence.  When one partner finished, exchange roles and repeat the exercise.• When I think about labor and delivery, I feel:
    • What I still need to do to be ready for our birth is:
    • What I need most from you now is:
    • During labor I will need you to:
    • You help me most when you:
  3. For the last class, bring a poem, prayer, story, wish, thought, song or affirmation to share with the other couples as a way to wish them well on their journey to giving birth and becoming parents. These will be shared aloud during our Blessingway Ceremony.  Please bring a hand towel and your calendar to plan the reunion!! Let me know if you want to host the reunion.