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April 18, 2022

Postpartum Truths and How To Support Yourself In The 4th Trimester

with podcast guest

Katie Bressack

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Katie Bressack is an award-winning holistic health coach who specializes in women’s hormonal health. With her support, the women she counsels prepare their bodies for pregnancy, postpartum, increase energy levels, get their periods back and on track, eat healthier and maintain a balanced mood.

Katie joins me to talk about the fourth trimester, which is the period of time immediately following the birth of a child. We don’t often talk about the reality of postpartum and I think it’s important to shed light on the huge hormonal changes that occur and the very specific needs of a new mother during that period after pregnancy.

In this episode, we talk about what happens to our hormones after delivery, the woefully inadequate care that most women receive after having a baby, how you can set yourself up for success in the postpartum period, the type of support we need during the fourth trimester, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • Different cultural views and practices in the fourth trimester
  • What is the fourth trimester?
  • Katie’s experience of having twins right after the first wave of the pandemic hit
  • What happens to our hormones postpartum
  • Why postpartum support is critical
  • The need to focus on both mother and baby in the postpartum period
  • What to do during pregnancy to prepare for the fourth trimester
  • Getting comfortable with asking for help
  • Why the standard six-week postpartum checkup is extremely inadequate
  • Unrealistic expectations about exercise, sex, and birth control postpartum
  • The massive benefits of pelvic floor therapy
  • Physical and psychological effects of not getting the right care postpartum
  • The steps you can take right now to support yourself in the postpartum period

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Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and Menopause Expert who maintains a private practice where she helps women through menopause with nutrition, hormones, and self-advocacy.

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