1. What is the fourth trimester?
The fourth trimester is commonly used to describe the first three months after childbirth. During this immediate postpartum period, new moms experience drastic physical and emotional changes as she recovers from childbirth, learns how to breastfeed, and adapts to her role as the mother of a new baby.
2. What are affirmations?
Affirmations are words of encouragement that offer emotional support. They provide uplifting messages that help us feel more loved, more capable, and more in charge of our lives. Our New Mama Affirmations is designed specifically for the new mom: to help support her first few months of motherhood, especially in the moments when she feels overwhelmed, frustrated, or unsure of herself.
3. How do affirmations for new moms work?
Our inner voice has incredible power over how we experience life every day. When the messages we feed ourselves are positive and affirming, we are more confident, happy, and calm when facing challenges that come our way. Many moms have relied on birth affirmations to help them manage labor and build confidence that their bodies can handle childbirth. The New Mama Affirmations work similarly for the postpartum period, helping new moms build confidence in their own intuition as they navigate the first few months with baby.
4. I'm a first time expecting mom, what can I do to prepare for postpartum?
We encourage expecting mamas to start planning for the postpartum period during the third trimester. As you begin preparing for birth and how to take care of a newborn, remember that you will also be born into a new role: a mother. Post birth hormones will affect you physically, mentally, and emotionally, and you may not recognize yourself for a few months. This is all completely normal and part of the journey into motherhood. Be prepared as best you can (tip: use our Postpartum Plan as a free resource), and give yourself grace during the postpartum period.
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