KIMBERLY JOHNSON is the founder of MagaMama.com, an international holistic women's health care resource for expectant and new mothers, and KAJYOGA, a personal teaching institute that emphasizes the healing and empowering qualities of yoga practice. She has been interviewed on NPR and other US media outlets for her expertise on birth and women's health. She is a frequent contributor toaElephant JournalaandaRecovering Yogi,aand she conducts workshops internationally and online, teaching thousands of women and birth professionals about post-partum care and self-care for new mothers. After living in Brazil for eight years, she relocated to Solana Beach, CA, where she has a private practice specializing in birth injury, birth trauma, post-partum recovery, and sexual wellness.
"Birth is our inbuilt experience of initiation to self, but we are in desperate need of sage guidance throughout this otherwise overwhelming and scary transformation. Kimberly Ann Johnson lights the path to our truest, most actualized, and empowered feminine selves...because it begins in the Fourth Trimester. Every mother-to-be and mother-lover needs these pages to learn how to truly honor this mystical transition."--Kelly Brogan MD, author of the New York Times bestseller, A Mind of Your Own "In all my years as an ob/gyn, I never once met a woman who was able to get by the initiation of labor and birth and focus on the critical postpartum time frame--a time which is largely ignored in our culture. After all, most "maternity leaves" end at mere 6 weeks--nowhere near enough time to truly honor and carry out the true work of the fourth trimester. No--we tend to focus only on the birth--and if mom and baby make it through in a reasonably healthy way, we figure we're done. Not even close. In this eye opening and vital book, all those who care about women, children, and families will find a treasure trove of information and practices that are vital for the health of society. I highly recommend this book."--Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause