Learning to Navigate the Fourth Trimester
You have heard all about the fourth trimester and that is it a important time, but unsure of why or exactly what do to support the healing process after pregnancy? Not a problem. Postnatalrecovery care carried out correctly, takes the physical strain off the body, supports the hormonal re-balancing, breastmilk production and overall healing, restoring and recuperation of a new Mother’s body. By the end of this workshop you will have an understanding of your pregnant body and a plan how to manage your recovery over the first six weeks after giving birth. This plan encompasses guidelines surrounding your personal care, temporary postnatal dietary needs,that also includes your own Eco-Postnatal Care Set. What is the result? A daily, consistent,healthy, strong recovery over the fourth trimester.
1. The 4th Trimester – 1st 6 Weeks. Why it is important.
- The Healing Window of Opportunity.
- The metabolic uptick that burns fat.
- Condition of a woman’s body after pregnancy and childbirth.
- Why maternity leave is not enough: A planned vs. a random recovery
2. Supporting a Natural Recovery with Postnatal Recovery Essentials
- The condition of a women’s body after childbirth.
- The natural transition back to a non-pregnant state can be interrupted.
- Do you really understand your pregnant body?
3. Takeaways from Malaysia, the world’s global benchmark with the lowest rate of postpartum mood disorders in the world at just 3%.
- Why is this country so successful when it comes to recovery after pregnancy and childbirth?
- How to support and harnesses the active process of the revision of the effects of pregnancy.
- Adapted for a western lifestyle and diet.
4. Postnatal recovery broken down by week by week, and how to support the process.
- Week 1: Uterus Recovery & Wound Healing.
- Week 2:Digestive Well-Being & Tissue Repair.
- Week 3 – 6: Physical Recovery and Strengthening.
5. Postnatal biology and how to support it – core, abdominal, and womb.
- Postnatal precautions to protect your body – activities and personal care.
- How to recover the core, abdomen, and perineum faster.
- Breastmilk supply and hormonal re-balancing.
6. Foods that prepare the body for birth and the transition into the Fourth Trimester.
- The digestive system after childbirth.
- 10 Postnatal Diet Don’ts – foods that interrupt the healing process.
- 10 Diet Do Guidelines – food that support the healing process.
- Immune boosters.
- 20 recipes from my cookbook: Healing Meals: Simple Recipes for New Moms (2020).
7. Eco-Postnatal Care Set – Clean Green products good for a new Mommy, her baby, and the planet.
- All the products you will need to recover from pregnancy and childbirth. A collection of natural products that work in combination to help the post-baby body heal, release, and recover.
- The magic is ingredients used in natural feminine healthcare for centuries.
- Review, usage, and preparing your products during Weeks 1 – 4.
- Tips and advice to maximize product usage and effectiveness.
- Links to beautiful product usage videos.
How is this workshop different?
Each participant receives not only knowledge and information, but also books, recipes and a sample postnatal day of nutrition, meals and product usage to support the healing and recovery process.
1. 2.5 hour live Zoom webinar.
2. Eco-Postnatal Care Set: 10 products, product usage videos, printable product usage videos.
3. Book: The Mommy Plan: Restoring Your Post-Pregnancy Body Naturally, Using Women’s Traditional Wisdom, (2019, 2020, 210-pages).
4. 35 recipes from my cookbook: The Mommy Plan Recipe Book:Healing Meals: Simple Recipes for New Moms (2020).
5. A sample of a postnatal recovery day including meals and products.
Eastern maternity-recovery healthcare practices are in a global lead
Eastern maternity recovery healthcare practices in the Far East are in a global lead position. Not only does Asia have the raw materials, it also has a deep heritage and expansive postnatal knowledge as part of the culture. In Malaysia, for example, after birth recovery services and treatments are part of its maternal healthcare policy. Non-Asian countries no longer underestimate the effectiveness of traditional maternity traditions and the benefits are presently being more clearly understood through extensive research via prestigious institutes such as the World Health Organization (WTO). Women in the U.S., and other countries, are increasingly searching for more natural childbirth recovery methods as the ability to heal faster after pregnancy is desired, and needed, in a fast-paced economy like the United States. Here in the United States, a major topic of board room discussion is the investment made by corporations in the form of paid, extended maternity and paternity leave for their employees. However, new mothers do not realize that they are impeding their own recovery, so the current line of thinking is simply not enough. The U.S. does not have the body of postnatal knowledge to draw upon to guide women as they recover from childbirth. Now, U.S. companies are looking beyond their borders to the East to fill this void with a “new” body of centuries-old knowledge.
The Mommy Plan book
Through The Mommy Plan book and e-book, The Mommy Plan Recipe Book: Healing Meals: Simple Recipes for New Moms, the most effective, world-tested, traditional methods from Malaysia accelerate post-pregnancy recovery by tapping into the natural healing capabilities of the body. Malaysia, with its diverse population of Malay, Indian and Chinese cultures, has a rich postnatal heritage, proof of which is that the country has the lowest rate of postpartum depression in the world at 3%. Attendees will learn unique dietary, personal care, and activity guidelines that aid the body and speed up the healing process. The seminar promises to be enlightening and eye-opening. The Mommy Plan has been endorsed by many childbirth educational organizations and is listed as a choice of required reading for the Postpartum Doula certification by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA) which is the largest of such organizations in the world.
“It is time to care for ALL new mothers, and The Mommy Plan is an important key to having the knowledge “toolbox” ready to help.”
Forward by Ibu Robin Lim, CNN HERO OF THE YEAR
Author & Speaker
Valerie Lynn is one of the leading New Motherhood Experts in the United States. She lived abroad for 18 years residing and working in Japan, the U.K., Indonesia, Australia, and Malaysia. Valerie researched, wrote, and published her first book, The Mommy Plan, in Malaysia by way of the Malaysian Ministry of Health, Traditional Complementary Medicine department. Valerie conducted interviews in hospitals and in the field. Known as The Mommy Planner, Valerie continues to be a major force in introducing and modernizing traditional after birth recovery practices and techniques from Southeast Asia from countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia to women globally. Through her own 15-month experience of postpartum anxiety and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) after the birth of her son in 2007, Valerie turned to traditional feminine healthcare to re-balance her post-baby hormones and heal herself naturally through herbs, feminine-focused massage and an enriching diet. Valerie has held positions such as Executive Director of the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Principal of VLM Consultancy where she was provided strategic consultancy services for foreign companies entering the Malaysian and APEC markets. (See About Me for a full bio).