Heads up, there were a few audio issues in this one, but it's worth it for the GOLD Kimberly Ann Johnson shares in this episode about pregnancy, birth, postpartum recovery and sex. This episode is not just for birthing mothers or those who have given birth. This is for anyone who is, knows, or loves a woman whether she's given birth or not. We talked about sexual anatomy, orgasm, the energetic and health benefits of breast massage and pregnancy and birth as rites of passage and processes of identity recalibration. Kimberly shared her personal story of becoming a solo parent, in a foreign country, after a physically traumatic birth and having to ask for and accept help from loved ones and neighbors she barely knew. I can't wait to have her back later this year when her book The Fourth Trimester comes out. For now, enjoy part one of our chat!
About Kimberly Ann Johnson:
Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, doula, postpartum care advocate and single mom. She works at the intersection of birth, sex, and trauma, specializing in birth injuries, birth trauma, and sexual healing. She leads women through a bottom up She is the author of the upcoming book The Fourth Trimester: A New Mother’s Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality to be published by Shambhala Press this Fall. She leads small groups of women on intimate dives to get the sexual education they never got and claim full sexual expression.
In this episode, Kimberly shares:
1. How to navigate visitation time with loved ones after baby comes
2. The body's amazing ability to process
3. A range of beliefs, perspectives and misconceptions about fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum time