Planning for the 4th Trimester

an INNATE Postpartum Care Course

Taught by Zoie Wilson


Having a baby is a ceremonial rite. To orient yourself as a new mother you will need optimal resourcing. This course creates an interwoven fabric of care and healing to ensure long-term health well after your birth.

When you plan for your immediate postpartum, you will gain confidence in the creation of a supportive environment for you and your family.


Why should I plan?

According to the CDC, 1 in 5 women experience one or more symptoms of perinatal mood disorders, postpartum depression, uterine prolapse to name a few of these preventable symptoms. These alarming statistics are preventable through bodywork, rest, nutrient dense postpartum foods, and community support.

Women are misled to believe they can do it all, thinking they can call their breastfeeding counselor or see their doctor, gynecologist, midwife, or therapist when problems and OVERWHELM in the family start to arise to the new adaptation to LIFE. Although this may seem 'great', it does not provide long-term assurance of the family's health.

Unfortunately, many families realize soon after  the birth how much help they actually needed. Postpartum is a recovery period for EVERYONE in the family, when stress takes over, it directly effects the mental health and then mothers start to think something is wrong with them.

Stress is an indication of dysfunction. This is why we create a plan to organize a harmonious flow for your growing family so that you feel good.


When should I take the class?

Anytime during pregnancy. I recommend between 25-35 weeks gestation, as this gives you optimum time plan ahead and feel good before the baby arrives.

You will go home with:

- A customized postpartum plan for your family
- Applicable tools and information about postpartum healing for health and well being
- A Birth Care & Arts postpartum guide booklet
- An incredible eco-system of resources for your postpartum period

What can I expect?

- Physiological education of postpartum to prevent long and short term health issues  (perinatal mood disorders, postpartum depression, divorce, hormonal, pelvic health...)

- Bodywork (specific to postpartum)

- Postpartum foods and herbs 

- Radical Rest, why resting matters

- Warmth and it's cross-cultural importance in postpartum

- Restoring hormonal balance after birth

- How to direct partner and family participation during your postpartum

- Protect your health by learning to identify stress responses

- Learn how to tend to your needs by claiming your right to health

- Resourcing to the community

- Customized postpartum plan for your family

Who can I invite?

Your partner or a family member who will be supporting you after birth are welcome to attend this class with you.

Dates and location?

September 17th & 18th, 2022

Rue Tolbaic, 13th arrondissement

Paris, France

Time?

The course begins at 10am and finishes at 3pm. We will break for lunch.

How much is it?

This two-day weekend course is 300€.

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INNATE Postpartum Care - Planning for the 4th Trimester
with Zoie Wilson

What are people saying?

"If you feel drawn to this workshop, don't hesitate to do so and follow what your heart tells you because this class addressed all my questions, valuable themes, and the most important things in life. There were certain questions that came up for me during the class that I felt I could ask because of the sense of trust I could feel with Zoie and the group. I am very thankful--it is such a precious gift." - Catherine

"Zoie has been a god-send to me and my family. Her heart is for others and it's obvious in her work and her life. I couldn't think of anyone I'd rather have as a postpartum guide and doula - I am now eight months postpartum and she continues to hold space for me and my motherhood in a a way I've not encountered before. " - Sophie

"I was looking for how to structure my postpartum time for my second pregnancy. I left the course feeling all of that and so much more. I feel very empowered over my body and learned a lot of new things that I didn't know that my body could do, or that my body goes through during pregnancy and after the birth even though I've gone through all that once! I feel so knowledgeable and empowered. I feel so prepared with a concrete action plan with things I will choose to do or not do. I felt the course had a great balance between informational content  on the technical needs of the female body as well as the open discussion on the role of the mother within a community, and the role of the community in supporting the mother-- and in doing so supporting the baby and future generations. Thank you so much Zoie."- Alix

"Zoie is an incredibly informed, wholistic Doula, taking into account the natural cycles and rhythms of the feminine body, within the realistic structures of the world we live in. She cares deeply for the feminine experience and works to uplift, encourage and enlighten women right where they are at, to aide in the incredibly intimate experience of birth and postpartum. She listens before she informs and comes along side instead insisting her way. What a gift it is to welcome Zoie and her expertise to join you along your journey of birth and becoming." - Joelle

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