Have you heard of the ‘fourth’ trimester?
It’s the idea that for the three months after your baby is born, he’s still in a very vulnerable and dependent state.
He’s not quite ready for the world and needs his mother constantly.
Postpartum Doula Karina Lane from Mum Friday says this is the time a postpartum doula is worth her weight in gold.
While you concentrate on the baby, she helps to nurture you.
Karina explains what a postpartum doula does, and how to check you’ve got a good one.