Postpartum

Your Fourth Trimester – going gently as you heal after childbirth

By Julie Bell, Doula © 2008 In our culture, new mothers are often expected to bounce back after giving birth and carry on as normal. We can have a competitive or impatient drive to do this ourselves. But your ‘fourth trimester” is an important and precious part of your birthing journey. This is your “Babymoon” time – a time for milky snuggles with this soft-skinned little person who will never be so little again, a time of healing and rest for your body, and a time for nurturing your breast-feeding relationship with your little boob-mate. It’s a time to for going gently. So often we can be...

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