• The 4th Trimester
    Postpartum Support
    Wednesday mornings 10:15 - 11:45
    Phinney Neighborhood Center

    Anita Shelton MAc, EAMP, CLE
    Sarah Palmer, MA, LMHCA

The 4th Trimester

  • Postpartum support for families with newborns up to pre-crawlers

    The postpartum period is a transformational time for families - one in which everyone is adjusting to a new normal. During this time of transition new families can benefit from additional support.

    The 4th Trimester is a weekly, drop-in postpartum group for parents with babies to meet with one another and ask questions, express concerns, and hear suggestions. We recognize the range of diversity within today's families and within parenting philosophies. All are welcome.

    As group leaders we can respond to a wide variety of topics including transitions to parenthood, sleep and feeding concerns, concerns and questions about postpartum mood disorders, couple's relationship, and infant and child development. Both of us have completed the Postpartum Support International (PSI) certificate course in postpartum mood disorders, and varicose vein problems.

  • Join Us Wednesday Mornings 10:15 - 11:45

    Please join us every Wednesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association at 6532 Phinney Avenue North. We meet in the main building on the second floor in Room 6. Free parking is available in the PNA lot off of N. 67th St. The elevator is accessible directly from the upper parking lot.

    Suggested donation of $5 per meeting.

    Optional ear acupressure for parents with physical complaints.

  • Group Policies

    Participants are asked to maintain confidentiality.

    Please do not come to class if you or your baby have any cold or flu symptoms. In regards to fever please do not attend the group until you or your baby have been fever-free for 48 hours.

    We recognize that this is an opportunity to get to know other families. We encourage you to meet socially outside of group time and politely ask that side conversations be kept to a minimum during the meeting.

    Snow cancellation policy: The PNA follows the Seattle Public Schools snow closure schedule. Check www.seattleschools.org or call the PNA reception desk (206/783-2244) to verify closure.

  • About Us

    Anita Shelton MAc, EAMP, CLE: I am a mother, an acupuncturist, and Certified Lactation Educator with a practice focusing on women's health, maternity care, and musculoskeletal conditions. I have additional training in holistic remedies and chinese massage (tuina) for babies.

    Sarah Palmer, MA, LMHCA: I am a mother and a therapist in private practice. I work with individuals of all ages, families, post-partum mood disorders, and transitions to parenthood as well as providing parent education. I have additional training and education in infant and child development and attachment theory.

  • Contact Us

    Please feel free to email us for more information at the4thtrimester@gmail.com

  • Email: the4thtrimester@gmail.com
  • Web: thefourthtrimesterseattle.com