The fourth trimester – a term describing the first few months following the birth of a baby is an exciting time, but also a period of adjustment. It is associated with significant challenges such as sleep interruption, learning new skills, and increased demands on time. This workshop for
expecting parents will encourage discussion of expectations of self, support person(s), and baby, and introduce resources and strategies which new parents can use to facilitate improved coping and adjustment during this life stage.
In this workshop:
- Participants will be guided towards realistic expectations of the emotional and practical experience of bringing baby home
- Participants will be encouraged to identify important community and personal resources for support during postpartum period
- Participants’ confidence to handle fourth trimester challenges will be fostered
Facilitator: Katrina Robinson, 2nd year BScN student, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing