Podcast 107: Postpartum & the Elephant in the Room | Kimberly Johnson, 4th Trimester Book

Kimberly Johnson the 4th Trimester Book

My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Kimberly Johnson, a Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, doula, postpartum care advocate and single mom. She is also the author of The Fourth Trimester: A New Mother’s Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. The common misconceptions of how the postpartum period should be for a new mom and what the reality is
  2. What the “elephant in the room” is for new parents and how to handle it best
  3. How to set yourself up for a postpartum time that is healing, supportive and enjoyable

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Kimberly Johnson:

Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, doula, postpartum care advocate and single mom.

She works at the intersection of birth, sex, and trauma, specializing in birth injuries, birth trauma, and sexual healing. She created a process called the Birth Rehearsal to help women somatically prepare for birth.

She is the author of the from Shambhala Publications: The Fourth Trimester: A New Mother’s Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality.

Through Sexological Bodywork, hands-on hands-in work, together with SE and Birth Story medicine, she helps women find full health and recovery during postpartum in body, mind, emotions, sexuality and spirituality. She helps women discover their new identities as mothers.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.