THE FOURTH TRIMESTER
How to thrive in the Early Weeks

  • Event kicks off 10th November 2021
  • LIVE expert sessions
  • Free baby care guide: Newborn-6wks
  • WIN 1 x $500 Nursery gift voucher

In partnership with Big W and Parent School

The Bump and Baby Online Event

2021 has been quite the year! While we were disappointed that COVID restrictions prevented our hugely popular in-person events, we’ve found another way to celebrate your pregnancy and prepare you as you transition from pregnancy to parenthood.

We’ve gathered our beloved experts to create a FREE online experience that runs over 3 weeks!

The Fourth Trimester: How to thrive in the early weeks

  • 6 x expert sessions over 3 weeks
  • The chance to ask your questions to ALL our experts
  • Win 1 x $500 Nursery gift voucher – create your dream nursery!
  • FREE newborn routine guide
  • Watch LIVE or catch up on demand!

Get updates and attend the events by joining the Bump and Baby event group online

Session 1: Bringing baby home with mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue

  • Date: Wednesday 10th November
  • Location: Facebook
  • Time: 8:15pm

Chris talks through what you’ll need to know in the first weeks with your new baby. In this session she’ll cover baby care, sleep, feeding and how your baby’s needs change over the first 6–12 weeks. She’ll cover what’s involved in baby check-up appointments and why you need to check in with your mothercraft nurse. Chris will also talk about how to recognise the signs that you need help and how to access support if you need it.

Ask Chris your own questions in the comments of live, and she’ll answer as many as she can.

Session 2: Setting up the nursery with mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue

  • Date: Friday 12th November
  • Location: Facebook
  • Time: 11.30am

See a nursery set up live! Chris takes you through the key items you’ll need to set up your nursery, including how to set up your space to accommodate middle of the night feeds, and what to consider when it comes to room lighting, soothing sounds and more.

Session 3: What to expect in the newborn days with registered nurse Hannah Wallace

  • Date: Wednesday 17th November
  • Location: Facebook
  • Time: 8:15pm

Hannah explains how to set yourself up to give you the best possible chance to bond and enjoy this time with your baby. She’ll talk through the practical realities of life with a new baby; how to manage meals, cleaning, pets, groceries, work, leave, breastfeeding and sleep.

She’ll also cover the impact of birth on your body and the importance of allowing time to heal as your body goes through the recovery process.

Hannah will discuss how and when to ask for support from the people in your life, when to start thinking about getting out and about, and how to maintain your support network and relationships during this time of transition.

Ask Hannah your own questions in the comments of live, and she’ll answer as many as she can.

Session 4: Gear you need to get out and about with mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue

  • Date: Friday 19th November
  • Location: Facebook
  • Time: 11.30am

If you’re having your first baby or it’s been a minute since you parented a newborn, it can be helpful to get tips on what you are going to need to get out and about.

In this session, Chris runs you through the things you’ll need to leave the house with your baby, including what you need in the nappy bag, when you can start using a baby carrier, what kind of pram or stroller you should you use first, and when to change from a bassinet to an upright seat. Chris will also offer ‘first outing’ ideas to help you get comfortable with getting out and about with your baby.

Session 5: Pregnant to parent: The emotional transition into parenthood with obstetrics social worker and parent educator Genevieve Muir

  • Date: Wednesday 24th November
  • Location: Facebook
  • Time: 8:15pm

Gen explores the myriad of mental and emotional changes that occur during the transition from pregnancy to new parenthood. She’ll discuss what you can do to get mentally prepared for the shift and offer tips on setting boundaries, self-care and more.

In this session Gen will cover connection and attachment in the first year, how to get your relationship off to a fantastic start, and what to do with information overload! Gen will also discuss why it’s so hard for new parents to hear their baby cry, the age at which crying peaks, and how to manage our own emotions around this.

Ask Gen your own questions in the comments of live, and she’ll answer as many as she can.

Session 6: Baby sleep Q&A with sleep expert Jo Ryan PLUS $500 Nursery gift voucher prize draw!

  • Date: Thursday 25th November
  • Location: Facebook
  • Time: 8.15pm

Baby sleep guru, Jo Ryan will be taking your questions and discussing the ins and outs of new baby sleep. Plus, we will be announcing the winner of our BIG W $500 Nursery gift voucher so you can start creating your dream nursery!

Ask Jo your own questions in the comments of live, and she’ll answer as many as she can.

Access your FREE Routine guide HERE