Postpartum MindBody Healing – Prevention by Preparation!
Did you know the first three months after childbirth are critical months for the emergent family on physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual levels? This time period is also referred to as the babymoon or fourth trimester.
A little planning can help you thrive, rather than just barely survive, your fourth trimester. Thinking about your mindbody postpartum plan, where you get to choose what you believe will help you integrate the physical and emotional aspects of giving birth into your identity on a body, mind and spiritual levels. The best postpartum treatment is planning ahead, prevention!
Give yourself permission to know that the fourth trimester is a time when it’s ok to unplug from the hustle and bustle of the world. Take pause and recognize childbirth as a personal rite of passage. Ask yourself, “What will help me allow the unfolding of the unconscious process of my psychological and emotional space, including a new baby and also save space for my own psyche and identity as well?”
Traditional cultures mark the postpartum phase as a special time for moms to recuperate on body, mind and spiritual levels. For your personal postpartum plan, what will you include? Will you practice good nutrition and treat yourself to postpartum help? Will a gift to yourself of a postpartum bodywork home visit can help integrate the emotional and physical experience of giving birth?
You are important. Self-care and self-love are not just pleasant concepts and words. They are real.