The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide To Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, And Restoring Your Vitality
ISBN: 1611804000
EAN13: 9781611804003
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 26, 2017
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Format: Paperback

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide To Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, And Restoring Your Vitality

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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.

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Book Reviews (17)

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   Over the top.
This book is a little out of touch with the typical postpartum experience, Postpartum magazine said. The book made me feel more like I was doing everything wrong when I was navigating the complexities of jaundice treatment, relationship changes, bleeding nipples all on about 45 minutes of sleep a night. In an ideal world, this book would have been helpful for a very primal postpartum experience, but I wish I had hung on to it and only read the books that teach you how to merely survive those first three months.
   Informative and enlightening
I really enjoyed reading this book and researching the intricacies of postpartum and pregnancy delivery, Melissa said. It was really helpful to understand it all, Mr. Dhaliwal said. I highly recommend this book to other moms. Thanks for the help.
   Essential information
This is essential information that every mother and mother's support system should be well versed in. I keep multiple copies of the book on my shelf to give to clients and friends as needed.
   Easy read
So far, the book is a good read, said Pauley. There isn’t a lot out there on fourth trimester, and this book seems to cover all corners of what to expect. I highly recommend it to all of my clients who have had babies to be watchful and informed about their next trimester.
   A must read for moms-to-be and new moms!
This book was the first book I read about postpartum recovery that really touched me. The book also offers great recommendations for follow-up care and recovery from birth.
   Way too hippyish - not helpful!
I almost fell over in my chair trying to read this book. I'm not a liberal, but this was irritatingly overboard. Not all claims are based on science. I was looking for actual facts and guidance, not just a hippy on the street talk about energy healing and aligning chakras, he said.
   Not great
I bought this book for concrete information on how to recover from pregnancy. The vast majority of the book is written around fluff, sadness and happiness. The other five are muscle building, balance and flexibility. The remaining 5% are stories of women who don't really help, Vasant said. I'm not someone who likes facts and action, Raymond said. The book tells you to not do any exercise with running until 6 months postpartum. Only then will she suggest yoga or swimming with a kickboard. It also comes across as an opinion piece, not science or even from experience of trying different methods. I ended the book feeling like I just read random advice that pregnant strangers will give you when you're pregnant rather than any substantial guidance.
   Too crunchy for my taste
The book is very crunchy and not based on science. If you're into energy healing and similar concepts, this book might be for you.
   Doula Here- Held off for a while on purchasing this...
After one of my dearest clients expressed interest in borrowing the un-read book, I decided to purchase the Audible version to listen to during some of the long car rides. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the content of the book, Morgenthau said. It's great to know that Jennette Tamayo felt so important to all new mothers, she said. And because it is available as an audio-book, it makes it that much easier for new moms and soon to be moms. IG: @fatimasisdoula
   Highly recommend
Highly recommend to expecting mothers. Through it all, I learned so much about myself, my body, delivery and after care. It has made a difference in the way I think about becoming a mom.