the fourth trimester journal

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.

Becoming a mother is radical, powerful, shocking, redemptive, and ripe for insights.

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.


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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.

About Author Kimberly

Kimberly Ann Johnson is a sought after practitioner and lead authority in postpartum health. Johnson has been working in integrative women’s health and trauma recovery for more than a decade. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Harper’s Bazaar, and many more. She has most recently published Call of the Wild, a data-driven guide to shifting your relationship with trauma.

In The Fourth Trimester, the Fourth Trimester Journal and the Fourth Trimester Deck she has created resources as a way to support women through the critical transformation from woman to mother — and guides them through this rite of passage with a grounded compassion that comes from years of being a somatic practitioner and birth doula.

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About Illustrator Joanna

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. You can view more of Joanna’s work here.

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Related Books:

The Fourth Trimester Card Deck

Looking for that little bit of extra support as a new mom? The Fourth Trimester Card Deck is here for you. With 52 cards, organized into the 5 main themes of postpartum healing –Nourishment, Body, Mind, Relationship, and Inspiration – this beautiful deck makes a wonderful companion to the book, and can make life easier for any new mother.

the fourth trimester book

The Fourth Trimester

The Fourth Trimester
 is a holistic guide that offers practical guidance for women making the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual transition into motherhood.
Deeply impactful on both the individual and global level, it’s shifted the experience of motherhood for women all over the world — and helped make this universal, yet widely-ignored experience of postpartum healing a priority in national policy.