IN-PERSON Taking Care of Mom: The 4th Trimester

St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, Virginia 23226
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The 4th Trimester is defined as the first three months after delivery, and just like pregnancy, it is a time of rapid changes in the mother's body. This class focuses on YOU, the mother, as you navigate your 4th trimester and beyond. Pregnancy is the perfect time to learn how YOU can recover and thrive after delivery.

Over 35% of postpartum women will experience symptoms of


  1. Bladder leakage
  2. Abdominal muscle separation
  3. Pelvic pain


Our Certified Women's Health Physical Therapists will equip you with the tools you'll need address these issues. In this class you will learn how to recover your endurance, strength and confidence to better care for your new family and successfully return to work and exercise activities after delivery.


Additionally, our prenatal educators will discuss the emotional and hormonal aspects of bringing a new baby home and how to care for yourself. Topics addressed will include postpartum depression and anxiety, changes in your relationship, getting support from family and friends, and hormonal changes.

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing while on site. We strongly encourage vaccination against COVID-19 and recommend that you discuss vaccination with your provider. Please reach out to us with any questions about COVID-19 safety protocols!


Note: We do not require attendance of spouses/significant others at this course. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing for exercise instruction and diastasis recti checks during this event.