A no-holds-barred postpartum guide to help you through your 4th trimester.

In recent years, women have been revealing the true face of this very special period known as post-partum. Just as rich and complex as pregnancy (with baby at the center of all attention), the post-partum period is rightly often referred to as the 4th trimester, and yes, we can prepare ourselves to live through it more serenely, or at least consciously.

Let's take a deep breath and get ready to read!

This guide was co-created with the Centre périnatal | Sages-femmes de Saint-Jean in Geneva. It is intended to evolve and be updated regularly. If you can't find the answers to your questions or doubts, don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help.

Guide map

  • Post-partum: what is it?
  • Postpartum : what can happen to my body
    • Lochies and trenches
    • Breastfeeding
    • Episiotomy and perineal tear
    • Cesarean section
    • Constipation and hemorrhoids
    • Incontinence
    • Belly
    • Tightening and Rebozo
    • Rehabilitation of the perineum
    • Return from childbirth and contraception
    • Vulvar pain and discomfort
  • Postpartum : what may be going on in my head
    • New body: how to accept it
    • Mother-child bonding
    • Baby sleeping and crying
    • Baby blues and depression
    • Taking it easy and delegating
    • Guilt and mental burden
    • Libido and intimacy
    • Perinatal bereavement
  • Post-partum: useful links
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