The Fourth Trimester

A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and RestoringYour Vitality

Author: Kimberly Ann Johnson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 971

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.

The Fourth Trimester

Understanding, Protecting, and Nurturing an Infant Through the First Three Months

Author: Susan Brink

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 214

View: 985

The first three months of a baby’s life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows. This comprehensive, intimate, and much-needed “operating manual” for newborns presents a new paradigm of a baby's early life that shifts our focus and alters our priorities. Combining the latest scientific findings with real-life stories and experiences, Susan Brink examines critical dimensions of newborn development such as eating and nutrition, bonding and attachment, sleep patterns, sensory development, pain and pleasure, and the creation of foundations for future advancement. Brink offers well-informed, practical information and the reasons behind her advice so that parents and caretakers can make their own decisions about how to care for a newborn during this crucial period. The Fourth Trimester assures readers that infants are as biologically capable as they are physically helpless. They thrive on what is readily available in every household: consistent, loving attention.

The Fourth Trimester

And You Thought Labor Was Hard... Advice, Humor, and Inspiration for New Moms on Surviving the First Six Weeks--And Beyond

Author: Amy Einhorn

Publisher: Crown

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 95

View: 380

An entertaining and reassuring guide to the first few weeks and months of motherhood offers humor and advice on how to cope with the trials and tribulations of diaper changes, feedings, naps, lack of sleep, and other aspects that occur. 25,000 first printing.

The Fourth Trimester Companion

How to Take Care of Your Body, Mind, and Family as You Welcome Your New Baby

Author: Cynthia Gabriel

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

View: 257

A well-cared-for baby is a baby whose mother is taking care of herself. Put simply: good mother care Is good baby care. That's the core of the Fourth Trimester concept. In recent years doctors, nurses, midwives, and others involved in providing baby care have adopted this vital concept enthusiastically. The Fourth Trimester emphasizes that how a mother takes care of herself in the first three months of a new baby’s life brings crucial benefits for her, for her baby, and for her partner and family. With this important new book, moms (as well as their partners and other caregivers, whether lay or professional) now have the resources to have an ideal Fourth Trimester experience. Cynthia Gabriel, a doula and the author of the best-selling book Natural Hospital Birth, delivers all the information, guidance, and encouragement new mothers need to take care of their bodies, minds, and spirits during the vital months of the Fourth Trimester—so that they feel their best and so their babies have the best possible chance to thrive. “The Fourth Trimester Companion is the ultimate guide for any new family. Cynthia Gabriel provides accurate and up-to-date information that will prepare you for what happens after you give birth and will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to start your family in health and joy. This book truly is a masterpiece for new families today.” --Ana Paula Markel, president-elect, DONA International (formerly Doulas of North America), and founder of Bini Birth, Los Angeles “This book is born from Cynthia Gabriel's incredible expertise. As a medical anthropologist, an educator, a doula, and a mother of three, Cynthia guides us through the early months of infancy and early parenting not only from a place of knowledge and experience, but also with exquisite sensitivity, compassion, and practicality.” --Lesley Everest, doula and doula trainer, MotherWit, Montreal “How can such a delicate and tiny being as a newborn take so much space in the house and in your heart? This book will gently take you by the hand and walk beside you. Like a good friend it will not judge, but it will offer support with the questions you have and some you might not even know were coming. It is both practical and deep. It will help you feel and say, ‘I can do this.’” --Kim John Payne, M.Ed., author of Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline

The Fourth Trimester Cards

Daily Support, Inspiration, and Wisdom for New Mothers

Author: Kimberly Ann Johnson

Publisher:

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View: 295

Baby's Daily Schedule

A Log Book: The Fourth Trimester - A Newborn Tracker, Daily Recorder

Author: An Organized Life

Publisher:

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Page: 96

View: 306

First off, may we say congratulations on your new little bundle? Having a newborn is a sometimes-exhausting phase of feeling joyful and overwhelmed at the same time. Don't worry; you're not alone! There are resources to help. (And a world full of parents who feel the same.) This baby log was designed just for you. To help you easily track your newborn's daily schedule. The fourth trimester is a real thing indeed. And this unique notebook will make it a cinch to record: eating / feeding times and ounces play time (activities, music, reading, play groups) sleep diaper changes (poo, pee, or both!) The first few months after you bring baby home should be a time of getting to know each other and forming your bond and attachment for life. So, make the scheduling portion mindless, so you can focus on what's truly important. Sure, there are apps to record these things. But, believe it or not, this time is one you'll want to document, record, and look back on when you're baby is older. Having this newborn tracker in print also makes it easy for any other caregiver or grandparent to document your baby's day as well..all in one place! Baby rattles and pastels not for you? Us either. So we've designed this stylish, sophisticated cover to be gender-neutral and fashionable enough you won't mind leaving it on a coffee table. Inside are 93 log pages to cover the first three months (that fourth trimester!) with a new baby. We've sized it at 6" x 9" so it's easy to throw in your bag too. Start tracking your own baby's routine or consider gifting this special book to your favorite new (or seasoned) parents!

Baby's Daily Schedule

A Log Book: The Fourth Trimester - A Newborn Tracker, Daily Recorder, Floral

Author: Publications for Parents

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 96

View: 910

First off, may we say congratulations on your new little bundle? Having a newborn is a sometimes-exhausting phase of feeling joyful and overwhelmed at the same time. Don't worry; you're not alone! There are resources to help. (And a world full of parents who feel the same.) This baby log was designed just for you. Designed to help you easily track your newborn's daily schedule. The fourth trimester is a real thing indeed. And this unique notebook will make it a cinch to record: eating / feeding times and ounces play time (activities, music, reading, play groups) sleep; and diaper changes (poo, pee, or both!) The first few months after you bring baby home should be a time of getting to know each other and forming your bond and attachment for life. So, make the scheduling portion of that mindless, so you can focus on what's truly important. Sure, there are apps to record these things. But, believe it or not, this time is one you'll want to document, record, and look back on when you're baby is older. Having this newborn tracker in print also makes it easy for any other caregiver or grandparent to document your baby's day as well..all in one place! Baby rattles and cutesy graphics not for you? Us either. So we've designed this stylish cover to be gender-neutral and fashionable enough you won't mind leaving it on a coffee table. Inside are 93 log pages to cover the first three months (that fourth trimester!) with your new baby. We've sized it at 6" x 9" so it's easy to throw in your diaper bag too. Start tracking your own baby's routine or consider gifting this special book to your favorite new (or seasoned) parents!

Fourth Trimester Expectations

A Newborn and Postpartum Prep Book

Author: Holly Whitman

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

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Page: 54

View: 227

When someone is expecting a child, they are the center of everyone's focus, but once that baby is born, attention is directly shifted to the new bundle of joy, and mom and dad are often left without guidance or a manual of what to expect for themselves or this new baby. When I was expecting my first child, I was nervous, but thought that I had a pretty good idea of what to expect when bringing a new baby home. After all, I did have siblings, cousins, and I babysat throughout high school and college. What I didn't realize is that these experiences came with a complete list of what to do when caring for these children, regardless of their age. Another thing that I didn't take in to account, were the changes that I would personally experience with my own body, eemotions, and personal relationships. There were small details that I wasn't quite prepared for or knowledgable about before I had children. This is why I created the Fourth Trimester Expectations, because while you can't prepare for every scenario, new parents can at least feel more prepared and confident when they bring their new baby home.

Mindful Mamma

Mindfulness and Hypnosis Techniques for a Calm and Confident First Year

Author: Sophie Fletcher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 822

Feel calm and confident throughout your baby’s first year Mindful Mamma is a reassuring and practical guide to help you to navigate the life-changing first year of motherhood. Using simple mindfulness and hypnosis techniques alongside MP3 tracks, you’ll learn to: · Create moments of calm whenever you need it – even at 4am with a restless baby · Tackle challenges, such as fatigue and anxiety, and build mental resilience · Connect with your baby and tune in to their world Whether this is your first or fourth baby, Mindful Mamma is your essential toolkit to manage the physical, emotional and joyful chaos of motherhood.