As soon as my daughter was born my natural instinct was to put her first. I remember thinking that my stay at the hospital was the only time I needed to recover from labor and delivery. Three days after I brought my firstborn into the world we were discharged from the hospital and on our way home. I was in GO mode. I quickly realized that I had to take it easy on myself. So much happens to new moms mentally, emotionally, and physically when we give birth to our babies and enter the fourth trimester.
What is the fourth trimester? It's best known as a period of time where a woman is recovering from birth while adjusting to all the changes, including the challenges we face, that come with caring for a newborn.
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