I also had the pleasure of participating on a panel on the Fourth Trimester a few weeks ago with my friends at Ergobaby in LA. They have just launched a cuddly soft and supportive carrier that is perfect the newborn stage, called the “Embrace.”
All event and panel photos are by Marisa Vitale. My co-panelists were impressive! From L to R in the above photo: McLean McGown, postpartum doula and host of the Mother to Mother podcast (check out my episode airing October 2nd); Kelly McKnight of Moms in Color; Jill Koziol, CEO and Co-Founder of Motherly; Michelle Whaler, CEO and Co-Founder of Beyond Yoga; Elizabeth Antonia, author of the Early Riser Companion; and myself.
I have to say, Ergo just GETS IT. For example, they prioritize education; I’ve had the pleasure of training their staff on perinatal mental health twice. And with the launch of a product for a new baby, they have purposely decided to focus on matrescence, and the birth of a mother. The beauty and the brutality.
I’m jumping on here, not just to share about the event, but let you know that 1. you can also enter to win a carrier, entry to my course, and so much more… (see below) and 2. you can see a video I recorded for them on asking for help here or here.
The video of our panel talk is not yet available. I will link to it, at least from Instagram or Facebook, once it is. Our talk was powerful! I wanted to keep talking with the participants for hours… and our audience was mesmerized, even with wiggly babies and third trimester bellies.