Events

“WHAT’S YOUR BIRTH STORY?” OPEN HOUSE

Want to find out more about your birthing options in Singapore, as well as understand the roadmap to having a good birth experience? Come join Four Trimesters for their monthly Open House and Meet the Doulas events OR A Company For Women’s quarterly “What’s your Birth Story?” Open House where you also get to meet parents who will share their birth stories with you. Please register online by clicking the date of the event you and your partner would like to attend.

Four Trimesters Open House & Meet the Doulas @ Four Trimesters Birth Sanctuary
9 – 10am: Four Trimesters Open House – find out how Four Trimesters can empower you and your partner to have a safe, positive and empowering birth experience as well as support your journey through pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
10 – 11am: Meet the Doulas

5 August 2017

2 September 2017

4 November 2017

“What’s your Birth Story?” Open House @ Four Trimesters Birth Sanctuary
8.30 – 9am: Registrations & Introduction
9 – 9.45am: “Your Natural Birth Options and Risks” by Dr. Lai Fon-Min
9.45 – 10.30am: “Your roadmap to having a good birth experience” by Doula Ginny Phang of Four Trimesters
10.30 – 11am: Morning Tea Break
11am – 12.30pm: “What’s your {Birth} Story?” Birth Talk Parents Circle

7 October 2017

Parents Circle Support Group (First 1st & 3rd Weds of every month)

A Company for Women & Four Trimesters runs a Wednesday Parents Support Group fortnightly for parents and parents-to-be. Please register online.

Day & Timing: Wednesdays, 11am-12.30pm

Location: Four Trimesters Birth Sanctuary (Holland Road)

 

2 August 2017: Speech Development for Children

Guest Speaker: Dr. Radika

Want to know what normal speech development is for children and what you can do to facilitate the process? Find out more with Dr. Radika at this session. Bring a potluck!

Register here

16 August 2017: Pre & Post Natal Movement & Exercise

Guest Speaker: Nada Besir

Nada will demonstrate alignment tools to use in your daily life to reduce diastisis recti & other pregnancy complains. Learn how strength, length & mobility work to optimise fetal positioning for a smooth labour & swifter postpartum recovery. For more info: http://puremovementcentre.sg . Bring a potluck!

Register here

6 September 2017: Childhood Vaccines

Guest Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Kam

Join Integrative Family Physician Dr. Cheryl Kam to learn more about the vaccines that are available for globetrotting families, in a relaxed setting.  Come with your list of questions! Bring a potluck!

Register here

20 September 2017: Managing Tongue Ties

Guest Speaker: Dr. Tabitha Chng

Tongue and lip ties can lead to difficulties with breastfeeding, low milk supply and poor infant weight gain, resulting in the premature weaning of the nursing relationship or the need for formula supplementation. Left untreated, this can lead to dental cavities, speech and swallowing issues, suboptimal jaw and airway development. How can this small tissue restriction cause such a cascade of issues? Join Dr Tabitha Chng, Board Certified Paediatric Dentist from Thomson Specialist Dentistry as she shares what parents need to know about lip and tongue ties. Bring a potluck!

Register here

4 October 2017: Baby Movements

Guest Speaker: Dr. Janelle Dong

Unsure of how to play & engage with your newborn or infant? Learn what activities help or hinder brain growth & development from Drs. Derek & Janelle MacBay – paediatric chiropractic specialists & founders of The Healthy Parenting Project. Bring a potluck!

Register here

18 October 2017: Infant Baby Massage

Guest Speaker: Ivy Angela Montejo

Infant massage is well known to calm babies, ease tummy troubles and promote parent-baby bonding. Join Infant Massage Therapist & Doula Ivy as she teaches you different massages that are suitable for babies under 12 months old. Please bring a changing mat along. Bring a potluck!

Register here

1 November 2017: Common nutrient deficiencies in mothers and newborns

Guest Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Kam

Join Integrative Family Physician Dr. Cheryl Kam to get the lowdown on common nutrient deficiencies during this life stage, and how to address them. Bring a potluck!

Register here

15 November 2017: Treatment options for Postnatal Depression

Guest Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Kam

Join Integrative Family Physician Dr Cheryl Kam to discuss how post natal depression is different from the baby blues, and your options for treatment and prevention. Bring a potluck!

Register here

MOVIE SCREENINGS

A free educational session where we will watch the selected movie followed by a discussion led by Doula Ginny Phang on the same topic after.

Day & Timing: Saturdays, 9 – 11am

Location: Four Trimesters Birth Sanctuary (Holland Road)

15 July 2017
Explore how you can have a Natural Cesarean – one that is both mother and baby friendly, and promotes breastfeeding & bonding. Also learn what you can do postnatally to expedite healing. Register here

26 August 2017
Expecting a breech baby and want to find out what your pregnancy & birth options are? Join us for the free movie screening of “Heads Up”.
Register here

23 Sep 2017
Do you know that gut health represents lifelong health? Learn how the pregnancy, labor & birth, and postpartum options can optimise gut health in your baby. Join us for the free movie screening “Microbirth”.
Register here

14 Oct 2017
What really matters to babies during pregnancy and birth? How can we effectively bond with our babies & give them a ‘heart’ start in life? Join us for the free movie screening “What Babies Want”.
Register here

18 Nov 2017
The Business of Being Born explores the history of obstetrics, the history and function of midwives, and how many common medical practices may be doing new mothers more harm than good. Join us for the free movie screening “Business of Being Born”.
Register here

HEALING BIRTH STORIES

Still feeling emotional about your birth? Come join our monthly “Healing Birth Stories” workshop to gain clarity & understanding about your birth experiences & embark on the journey of healing. Every workshop will focus on a different modality to enable you to express your emotions & heal your mind, body & spirit. $50 per person.

Location: Four Trimesters Birth Sanctuary (Holland Road)

Sat, 22 July 2017: 9-11am

Sat, 26 August 2017: 2-4pm

Sat, 30 September 2017: 9-11am

Sat, 28 October 2017: 9-11am

Sat, 25 November 2017: 9-11am

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL EXERCISE AND MOVEMENT CLASSES

Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise & Movement classes with Nada Besir will offer you alignment tools to use in your daily life to reduce diastisis recti & other pregnancy complains. The classes include strength, length & mobility work to optimise fetal positioning for a smooth labour & swifter postpartum recovery. Max.8 pax.

Location: Four Trimesters Birth Sanctuary (Holland Road)

Schedule
Prenatal: Saturdays, 11.30am-12.30pm
Postnatal: Wednesdays, 9.30-10.30am

Cost
Trial $35
Single $55
Packages available

Register here

ACTIVE BIRTH GLENEAGLES HOSPITAL TOUR

Are you looking for a hospital that supports an active birth experience where the hospital staff are familiar with birth plans, supporting women and their partners who want to have an active birth experience? A Company for Women & Four Trimesters organise a bi-monthly active birth hospital tour at Gleneagles Hospital where Doula Ginny Phang and a labor ward staff aim to familiarise the couples on how they can have an active birth experience in the delivery suite.

12 – 12.45pm: Active Birth tour at the Delivery Suite with Doula Ginny Phang (www.fourtrimesters.com) and a Labor Ward Staff
12.45pm: Break
1 – 2pm: Conventional Hospital Tour to the other departments within the hospital ie. Maternity suite, admission procedures etc.

As we have limited availability of 10 couples per hospital tour, please register your attendance at your preferred date below:

29 Jul 2017

16 Sep 2017

21 Oct 2017

11 Nov 2017

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