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.
The Best Fourth Trimester Giveaway Ever
Motherhood starts here. Real, raw and powerful. No matter how much preparation you do during your pregnancy or even before conception, it’s not really real until baby is here, and you start to feel the magnitude of the identity shift into the role of mother. Nurture yourself and babe during this incredible transformation. With the birth of a baby, comes the birth of a mother. We invite you to honor this time, often referred to as “the fourth trimester” or “the first 40 days.”
The focus on the fourth trimester is not only nurturing the newborn baby but also the postpartum care and mental health of the healing mother. It’s as much an emotional and spiritual change as it is physical, and to help women make this transition as seamlessly and gracefully as possible, we’re participating along with some of our favorite brands to help bring you a truly nurturing and healing bundle.
Enter now to win a fourth trimester prize package valued at over $1,300 to nurture mama during those first weeks postpartum.
One lucky winner (U.S. and Canada only) will receive:
- Ergobaby Embrace Cozy Newborn Carrier, Nursing pillow and swaddler
- Belabumbum Maternity & Nursing Bra of Winner’s Choice
- Burd Psychotherapy and Education $249 Gift Certificate to the Prevent Postpartum Depression course
- Honey Pot Mommy to Be System and Post Partum Pads
- Lunapads $100 gift card
- Michelle Tea Embrace Motherhood Tarot Reading via Skype and ASTRO BABY book
- Monti Kids $300 gift card
- Motherly Esse Pregnancy Pillow and THIS IS MOTHERHOOD book
- Oat Mama $100 shop credit and EAT TO FEED book
- Weleda Mama and Baby Essentials
- Womb Box $100 Gift Card
Giveaway ends Monday October 7 at 11:59pm PST. May the odds be ever in your favor!!