The Essentials for Parents
In the weeks, months, and even years after childbirth, women tend to lose the connection to the deepest muscle of the core: the transverse abdominal. Lack of strength in this area contributes to low back pain, pelvic disorders, urinary incontinence, and a protruding pouch under the belly button. Unfortunately, many traditional exercises performed in the post-natal period (and beyond!) make these conditions worse due to an emphasis on other core muscles at the expense of transverse abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Christina Schwefel, owner of Go Figure Barre Studios, joins us for a demonstration of how to activate and strengthen the transverse abdominal and pelvic floor. She will also show several exercises that are focused on pelvic floor and abdominal muscle rehabilitation, postural alignment and movement quality and functional conditioning. An additional focus will be on how to modify and progress your exercise safely.
Venue: Go Figure Barre Studio, Darien
Facilitator: Christina Schwefel, Owner Go Figure Barre Studio
Are you having a baby and worried about how your older child will adjust?
Would you like some strategies to help with behaviors you might encounter?
We will be chatting with Alisa Fulvio about helping your older children adjust to baby on Facebook Live.
If you have specific questions, post them on our TPC Facebook page in advance, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or ask them while we are Live in the comments section!
Facilitator: Alisa Fulvio is a psychotherapist, life coach and mom of two little ones. She graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Social Work and started her training at the Yale Child Study Center doing in-home therapy with families and children. Alisa is the founder of Balanced Being Counseling and Coaching, and she has an office located in downtown Fairfield, where she works with moms and young women to find their balance, drop the stress and feel confident in themselves and their abilities.
This session will be a virtual one, on Facebook Live. Several postpartum doulas will provide some strategies on sleep, feeding and simplifying your life in those early days and weeks after baby comes home. Whether its your 1st or your 3rd, these tips will prove invaluable! This is a great session for both pregnant couples and new parents!
Facilitator: Motherscare Doulas will bring a number of local doulas to talk through their hacks for life with a new baby
This session will provide parents with strategies for play and at-home activities that support a child’s gross and fine motor skills. You will also learn what toys are worth the money and are developmentally appropriate. Bring your baby! Appropriate for 0-12 months.
Venue: Kidworks of Westport, 6 E. Main Street, Westport
Facilitator: Barbara Greenspan, MS, OTR • Pediatric Occupational Therapist
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Learn about what nutrients your baby needs most in those early months and what foods/combinations make the best purees. Recipes will be provided.
Ever wondered how much sleep your child should be getting? Or how to create a healthy bedtime routine? Do you feel like you are doing all of the right things and still struggling to get your child to sleep properly?