Meet Jen Wade

Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula

Jen’s passion for helping new parents become educated and empowered about pregnancy and childbirth was sparked when she and her husband prepared for the water birth of their first son in 2012. She became certified as a childbirth educator and doula in 2013 and graduated in 2017 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a holistic health coach, focusing on reproductive health and fertility. In addition to teaching, Jen works directly with families to provide pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support.

Meet Ann Dunnewold

PhD, Licensed Psychologist

For over 25 years, Ann’s mission has been to arm women with tools to withstand the pressures of modern parenthood. Her expertise includes helping new parents deal with mental health issues that can arise during pregnancy — and for up to a year after the baby’s birth — when physical and other changes may trigger mood or anxiety disorders. Ann has served as president of Postpartum Support International (PSI) and is the author/co-author of five books about parenting, perinatal mood disorders, and postpartum depression.

What Is Included with This Online Course

In this course, your patient will learn about two periods after their baby is born. The first 6 weeks called the “postpartum period.” The first 12 weeks after giving birth called the “fourth trimester.” This class introduces the most common physical and emotional changes that typically occur during this period and will help them know what to do when they experience them.

  • Led by Jen Wade, Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula & Dr Ann Dunnewold PhD. Licensed Psychologist

  • 10 Chapters and 56 Lessons

  • 55 videos 6 Interactive activities

  • 7 PDF’s including Postpartum Warning Signs and Money Matters

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to the Fourth Trimester!

    1. The Fourth Trimester

    2. Birth Day

    3. Skin-to-Skin

    4. First Few Hours

    5. The Newborn Baby

    6. Recovery

    7. Rooming-In

    1. Physical Changes

    2. Uterus

    3. Vaginal Bleeding

    4. Bladder, Bowel, and Hemorrhoids

    5. Other Physical Changes

    1. Self-Care

    2. Managing Pain

    3. Perineal Care

    4. Cesarean Recovery

    5. Rest and Sleep

    6. Nutrition and Exercise

    1. Postpartum Warning Signs

    2. Preeclampsia

    3. Postpartum Hemorrhage

    4. Blood Clots

    1. Going Home

    2. Planning Ahead

    3. Help at Home

    4. Becoming a Family

    5. Family Pets

    6. Time for Yourselves

About this course

  • Free
  • 56 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content

Want to know what to expect and how to care for yourself after you bring your baby home?