The Fourth Trimester Revolution: Supporting New Moms During Their Transition to Parenthood

Written by: Tiff Dee, CCBE
Posted: May 04, 2023
Becoming a new mom is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming and challenging. Your body has just gone through an incredible transformation, and you now have a new little human to care for 24/7. This is where the Fourth Trimester Revolution comes in - a movement aimed at providing support to new moms during the first three months after giving birth.

Traditionally, the focus of postpartum care has been on the baby. However, at the Fourth Trimester Revolution, we recognize that moms need just as much support, if not more, during this time. This support can come in many forms, including emotional, physical, and practical help.

One of the most critical aspects of our work at the Fourth Trimester Revolution is creating a village of support around new moms. This village can include family, friends, and professionals such as doulas, lactation consultants, and postpartum coaches. Having a supportive community can help new moms feel less isolated and overwhelmed and provide them with the resources they need to care for themselves and their babies.

At its core, the Fourth Trimester Revolution is about empowering new moms to take care of themselves as well as their babies. This means prioritizing things like sleep, nutrition, and exercise. It also means being kind to yourself and asking for help when you need it. Too often, new moms feel like they need to do it all themselves, but the truth is, it takes a village to raise a child.

If you're a new mom, here are some tips for navigating the Fourth Trimester:

Prioritize self-care: It's easy to put your own needs last when you have a newborn, but taking care of yourself is crucial for your own health and well-being. Make sure to eat nutritious meals, get some exercise, and get enough sleep whenever possible.

Build a support system: Surround yourself with people who can help you during this time. This can include family, friends, and professionals like doulas and lactation consultants.

Be kind to yourself: It's okay to feel overwhelmed, and it's okay to ask for help. Don't be too hard on yourself, and remember that you're doing the best you can.

Advocate for yourself: If you're struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, don't hesitate to ask for help. You deserve to get the support you need.

At Fourth Trimester Revolution, we're dedicated to supporting new moms during this important time in their lives. We offer a range of resources, including workshops, and one-on-one coaching sessions, and will be adding courses and memberships to our repertoire by the end of 2023. Our goal is to empower new moms to take care of themselves and their babies, and to create a community of support that lasts well beyond the first three months.

Whether you're a new mom or you know someone who is, we encourage you to join the Fourth Trimester Revolution. Together, we can create a world where every new mom feels supported, empowered, and celebrated.

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Category: Tips From BeHerVillage Providers & Partners , Postpartum Planning
Tags: postpartum recovery , postpartum , postpartum doula , the fourth trimester


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