#38: What to Expect in the Fourth Trimester

by | Oct 10, 2022 | Featured, New parent, Newborns, Parenting, Podcast, Pregnancy

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

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Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#38: What to Expect in the Fourth Trimester

with Meg & Carly of Fourth Trimester Foundations

The “fourth trimester” is the term coined for the first 3 months after birth. Those first weeks are beautiful, memorable and well, kinda hard. The minute you walk in the door with your new baby, life changes. And frankly, moms can feel a little uninformed about their own recovery, both physical and emotional, in the first months.
A little about our guests…
Carly and Meg of Fourth Trimester Foundations are registered nurses who found their passion working in the postpartum & newborn speciality. They met working at work and identified that most of their patients, especially the first time moms, were completely uninformed about what would happen to their own healing bodies after birth. They decided to change that narrative together by founding Fourth Trimester Foundations.
They’re also moms of many littles, so they’ve been right there on the other side of the bed too! (They’ve got 5 children between them) They know the transition to motherhood, even if it’s not your first baby, is beautiful, messy, transformative, and full of growing pains.

To visit their website click here.

They’ve got a free gift for our listeners, the Postpartum Prep Planner. Get yours today!

Fourth Trimester Foundations

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [01:48] What exactly is the fourth trimester?
  • [06:30] The second night with your newborn is the hardest
  • [11:55] Carly’s growing pains – major mood swings & anxiety
  • [15:11] What helped with postpartum anxiety
  • [17:25] Meg’s growing pains – two babies really close together
  • [21:00] How we change with experience – each baby has a different mother
  • [24:50] What your baby is like at the end of the fourth trimester

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