The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality
ISBN: 1611804000
EAN13: 9781611804003
Language: English
Pages: 360
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality

Book Overview
A guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels. This holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels--and provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years. Kimberly Ann Johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, postpartum consultant, yoga teacher, body worker, and women's health care advocate, and from the healing traditions of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbalism--as well as her own personal experience--to cover - how you can prepare your body for birth; - how you can organize yourself and your household for the best possible transition to motherhood; - simple practices and home remedies to facilitate healing and restore energy; - how to strengthen relationships and aid the return to sex; - learning to exercise safely postpartum; - carrying your baby with comfort; - exploring the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise postpartum; - and much more.