- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: SHAMBHALA - TRADE (2 January 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1611804000
- ISBN-13: 978-1611804003
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.1 x 22.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality Paperback – 2 Jan 2018
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"While there are a plethora of books about pregnancy and delivery, few discuss self-care after the baby is born. Johnson, cofounder of the STREAM School for Postpartum Care, aims to fill that gap with this comprehensive guide to a transitional time. Using a holistic perspective, Johnson addresses everything from preparing one's body for birth to rebuilding and healing afterward."--Library Journal "After giving birth, many women devote every ounce of energy in their tank to taking care of their newborn -- which is more than understandable. But delivery puts a huge strain on your body, and healing is paramount. The Fourth Trimester encourages new moms to take time for themselves post-pregnancy, and tangibly shows you how to do so."--Woman's Day
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A holistic guide to support women through postpartum healing.
The Postpartum Revolution
If you have a baby, you will experience the postpartum period. It is a stage of life—a wonderfully and mystifyingly transformative period in a new mother’s life that doesn’t have to lead to depression. While the landscape may seem grim, the good news is that cultures all over the world have a roadmap for supporting women through this transition, and it’s pretty simple.
A Postpartum Sanctuary Plan
Just as your birth plan allows you to think through and communicate your ideal birth, a postpartum sanctuary plan is an excellent way to anticipate and plan for the support you will need to have the smoothest sacred window possible.
Rebuilding Your Body
The recovery period is different for every woman and can be influenced by factors as concrete as how long your gestation was, how long your labor was, what happened during the birth, how many pregnancies you have experienced (including miscarriages and abortions), how much sleep you are getting, and factors as seemingly unrelated as how nurtured you feel, how supportive your partner is if you have one, and when you have to go back to work.
Owning Your Birth Experience
Most of us think of birth as a rite of passage, and it is, but what we don’t realize is that birth is just one of many rites of passage that make up the process of becoming a mother. And to understand our postpartum experience, we also have to understand our birthing experience. For many of us, that means reclaiming our place as the protagonist in our own narrative.
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This book majorly validates a mother's intuitive knowing (because we really do know these things!) but also helps move that inuition into clear actionable steps to build real, tangible support during this critical time.
I am hesitant to give anyone any parenting advice, especially to new and pregnant mothers, but this book I feel is a must!
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