The transition between being pregnant and being a new mother.
"Giselle has been such a lifesaver for me as a new Mom. I joined her new mom group when I had a 9 week old and had never left the house alone with him. I made some great friends there and together we have joined several other activities with our babies. Giselle is so knowledgeable, friendly, and always keeps it real and makes you feel like no question or complaint about new parenthood is silly." - Katie B.
It may be exactly how you envision it to be or it may be completely different, but one thing you know for sure is that you love your new baby, while also trying to navigate life and your emerging identity as a new mother. You and your baby are going through this amazing new transition called...the fourth trimester.
More than a playgroup. The Fourth Trimester Mommy + Baby Group uses a unique approach created through Giselle Baumet's 15 years of evidence-based Postpartum & Prenatal Education/Coaching to help mothers as they evolve into their new identity as mothers and transform into their strength.
When a baby is born, a new identity of the woman begins to emerge. She'll have parts of who she was a woman, before pregnancy, mixed in with the parts of who she is becoming as a woman. It's the fourth trimester. And it's a time for transformation, discussions, learning, and much sharing. This sacred process is what the Fourth Trimester Mommy + Baby Playgroup is all about.
Register for the Upcoming 6 Week Series:
- Winter 2020: Thursdays 11am - 12:30pm starting January 9 - February 20 (no class Jan 23)
- Spring 2020: Thursdays 11am - 12:30pm starting March 26 - April 23
- Summer 2020: Thursdays 11am - 12:30pm starting May 21 - June 25 (no class June 11)
- Fall 2020: Thursdays 11am -12:30pm starting September 10 - October 15
The Fourth Trimester Mommy + Baby Group is facilitated by Giselle Baumet, mother of four children, Postpartum Doula, and experienced Prenatal and Postpartum Educator.
- Discussions around the realities of the fourth trimester.
- How to strive through the new roles in your relationships.
- Baby sleep! Understanding it and finding ways for you to sleep as well.
- Resources and how-to for pelvic wellness and postpartum health.
- Proven ways to soothe and calm your baby.
- How to teach your baby American Sign Language and ways to get started.
- Playing with your baby through developmental stages.
- Know the signs of postpartum blues and depression and how to care for yourself through postpartum months.
- How to keep baby happy and healthy.
- How to use aromatherapy as a new mother.
- and more!
Mommy + Baby Playgroup meets in a comfortable home environment.
What do mothers have to say about our Mommy + Baby Group?
"As a new mom, having this group was such a blessing. I've made friends that I will have for a lifetime. I also learned so much from Giselle. She was non-judgemental and caring. I was having such a hard time with sleep and my baby and she was taught me so much about what was normal and what was not and what I could do for me and for my baby as we went through sleep issues. I could go on and on about what this group meant for me. I recommend it to all of my new mommy friends." -Grace
Almost 4 years later, and the bonds we built in Granola Babies' Nurture Baby Naturally class have endured. We've shared and supported each other through our first, second, and even third babies. I'm so grateful I walked into that room with these ladies and started the adventure together. Thank you, mamas, and thank you, Giselle!" - Laura
"I signed up for this class when my first baby was 3 weeks old, thinking I would be able to get out the house a little bit. Yet, I gained so much more! My group has been there to support each other through so much over the past two years and we've nearly doubled the number of babies to love on. I truly found my village by taking this class and not including the invaluable information that Giselle teaches you each week! Thank you is not enough!!" - Jasmine
"This group was (and still is) so helpful for me! It was just wonderful to have support in the early days of motherhood when I had no clue what I was doing. And I developed some really great friendships that are still strong years later." - Crystal
About Giselle Baumet
The Mommy + Baby Playgroup is facilitated by Giselle Baumet.
- Childbirth Educator with The International Childbirth Education Association and Birthing from Within
- Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor with University of San Diego
- Postpartum Doula with DONA
- Certified Positive Parenting Educator with Positive Discipline
- Reiki II Practitioner
- American Heart Association Certified BLS Instructor
- Baby Friendly Initiative (created by World Health Organization and UNICEF) educator to nurses at various hospitals.
- 14 years of Prenatal and Postpartum teaching experience.
- Integrative Life Coach training program
- And my most rewarding role..mother of four amazing children.
Your Fourth Trimester Mommy + Baby Group registration includes mother and baby. Registration is required, as space is limited. Babies welcomed of course!
LocationNewport Beach (Giselle's home): playgroup is held at Giselle's home in Newport Beach. Address is provided when you register for the playgroup.