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Kimberly Johnson | Healing, Balancing and Restoring Post-Childbirth {97}
December 19, 2017

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There was that wild day when I found myself home with this new living being – my first child.

And just as it does for most everyone in our culture…

…ALL the attention shifted to the baby. I’m including myself in that statement.

Forget the fact that I had a boo-boo the size of a dinner plate in my belly and my body had been torn and sewn back together. I was “fine.”

THAT’s where I (we) messed up. 

I realized it talking to this week’s Mindful Mama Podcast guest, the amazing Kimberly Johnson.

I messed that time up, and my lack of healing has repercussions today.

I’m willing to bet the same may be true for you, too.

I talk to Kimberly Johnson about healing, balancing and restoring post-childbirth.

My big takeaways from this episode:

  1. There are big problems with the way we handle birth and the post-partum period that are leading to long-term problems for moms.
  2. We have unrealistic expectations about 4th trimester; healing is slow. We treat it like it’s any other time. We don’t understand that there are specific needs.
  3. There are 5 universal needs and these are necessities not luxuries:
    1. Rest – deep, extended rest 30-45 days lying in period
    2. Nourishing food
    3. Loving touch
    4. Companionship of wise women
    5. Contact with nature

Kimberly Johnson is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She works in the areas of birth support, postpartum healing and sexual health. She has just released her new book, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality that is published by Shambhala Press. You can learn more about her here.

Check out her book trailer:

What do you think? Did you mess up this time too??
Start the conversation in the comments below. 

Thank you so much for listening! Wishing you a peace-filled week.

With warmth & lovingkindness,

P.S. Don’t miss out! Download the audio training, Mindfulness For Moms (The Superpower You Need) for free! It’s at mindfulmomguide.com.

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