AUTHOR: Dr. Meg Henderson, PT
Fourth trimester – you say? What?! I thought pregnancy was only 3 trimesters!
You are correct, but us mamas need to start thinking of that precious time with a newborn as a part of our pregnancies…at least the healing part! The “fourth trimester” is a big-time buzz word right now, and it encompasses the first 3 months of your sweet little one’s life. [Cue elevator music] It’s a time for mamas to connect with their littlest ones, develop that bond, snuggle, rest, sleep, and allow others to take care of you.
That’s not how it really is… “I have other kids to take care of, no family in town, my husband travels, I live in an apartment…” LIFE does not stop when we have a baby!
Keep in mind, though, how that precious tiny baby was born in to this world. No matter what your birth story is, our bodies need time to heal from the “injury” that is...