Congratulations! You are having a baby and you couldn’t be happier. And you also couldn’t be more terrified! You are in your first trimester and everything is still so new.
And you are already wondering
What will birth be like?
How will it feel like to experience my baby move inside me?
Why am I so anxious all of a sudden?
Should I really avoid sushi and deli meats?
When should I tell my employer that I’m pregnant?
Where should I have my baby? What’s the difference between a Hospital and a Birth Center? And what are midwives anyway?
Should I just stick with my OBGYN or go to the hospital close to my house?
What is genetic testing and do I want it?
You are so excited and have so many questions, its overwhelming. But who can you share with?
Maybe you are waiting to share the news with your friends and family. Maybe you didn’t realize that your OBGYN wouldn’t see you until 10 weeks or so. Maybe you are the first of your friends to start a family. Whatever the reason, you don’t need to spend your first trimester isolated from support.
Come get your questions answered at our free workshop
Who are we?
We founded Resilient Birth because every mother deserves to feel safe, supported, and in control
Dr Justine Leach, is a BACE certified childbirth educator, advocate for trauma-informed care, and mother of two. She has a Ph.D. on consent and sexual trauma, and has trained with Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus on supporting survivors giving birth.
Sarah Adelmann, M.A., M.Ed., is a trauma certified counselor, educator, and mother of two. Throughout her career, she has tirelessly worked to support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as educate offenders.
What to Expect
Hurray, I’m Pregnant! Now What?
An open format helps us to support you. We are here to hear from you and answer your concerns, in addition to covering the topics below:
Self-care in the first trimester
Choosing your provider
Adjusting to the physical and emotional changes in pregnancy
Nurturing your relationship
What is a doula?
Common testing and screening in pregnancy
Warning signs and when to call your provider