12 | The fourth trimester – With Dr.Lisa


Dr. Lisa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and owner of @playnourishthrive openly shares the ins and outs of her challenging first pregnancy to postpartum journey including her postpartum depression diagnosis. Like a true researcher, Dr.Lisa learnt as much as she could during and from this experience, which for her included the importance of the fourth trimester as a concept – and spurred her further research into “the perfect mother myth”.

Dr. Lisa’s top tips for doing Postpartum like a boss include:

  • Strongly consider a postpartum planning session
  • Take maternity leave earlier than you think you need to if you can
  • Know the fourth trimester is important – prioritise learning about it to enable you to set realistic expectations.
Trigger warning

This episode discusses postpartum depression and anxiety.
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