Becoming a mother is radical, powerful, shocking, redemptive, and ripe for insights. This journal is a tangible place to collect thoughts and images during the postpartum period, to help explore, work with, and record the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each new mother's personal journey.
This beautiful keepsake journal is a perfect place to be honest about the highs and lows of becoming a mother. As new mothers navigate the challenges, changes, emotional intensity, and personal growth possibilities of the postpartum period, The Fourth Trimester Journal is an invitation to anchor into the present moment and to spark inspiration and insight. It offers a structured way to record thoughts, feelings, and impressions, while also offering encouragement, grounding exercises, and warm, relatable advice to help support postpartum healing.
With powerful artwork by Joanna Johnson and insights, prompts, and grounding meditations from Kimberly Ann Johnson, a certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and bestselling author of the Fourth Trimester, this journal is a trustworthy companion as new mothers forge and walk the path of the mundane to the sacred all at the same time.
About the Author:
Kimberly Ann Johnson is the founder of MagaMama.com, an international holistic women's health care resource for expectant and new mothers. She conducts workshops and trainings internationally and online, teaching thousands of women and birth professionals about postpartum care, self-care for new mothers, and sexual health. She is the author of The Fourth Trimester and The Fourth Trimester Cards.
About the Illustrator:
Joanna Johnson is an artist and illustrator based in Malmo (Sweden), with roots in both Sweden and Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her signature black-and-white, bold graphic works in ink and acrylic explore themes around motherhood, identity, gender, race, and capitalism. As a result of her growing interest in trauma and healing, she explores a holistic understanding beyond the division of body and soul that often dominates the Western approach in health and medical science.