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Finding joy in the fourth trimester: The importance of rest and recuperation


by IMAGE
25th Jan 2023

The fourth trimester (the 12 weeks after giving birth) is just as important for a mother's health as the first three trimesters. Unfortunately, during this time, care for the mother is rarely prioritised. Lucianne Hughes (The Sunshine Doula) wants to change this. Here she gives helpful tips, reading materials, and details of the experts to call on, when minding a new mum.

Your body has grown and carried a baby for nine (give or take), long months.  It has created a tiny little human.  Whether you gave birth vaginally or by Cesarean section, you have basically trained for and completed a marathon.  Your baby is here, you have him/her in your arms. Understanding the “Fourth Trimester”, the first 12 weeks after your baby is born, makes the transition into parenthood so much easier. The First Forty Days:...

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