avatar Anna Gannon Editorial Lead at Expectful

What does healing look like during the postpartum period?

This question is something that today’s guest, Kimberly Johnson has been educating people on through her birth and postpartum healing work. As a doula, Sexological Bodyworker, and author of The Forth Trimester, Kimberly shows women that support and healing are things that every woman needs through birth and beyond.

On today’s episode, Kimberly walks us through the importance of fourth trimester care, how she supports women in healing from traumatic births and what changes she would like to see around postpartum care.

Kimberly will also be sharing about the new meditation journey that she created with Expectful, entitled Healing From A Difficult Birth – a series of four guided meditations now live in Expectful’s postpartum library that support women in healing from birth trauma.

About Kimberly Johnson


KIMBERLY ANN JOHNSON was a yoga teacher and bodyworker whose body, and life, was permanently altered when she sustained an injury during childbirth. Determined not to get a full pelvic floor reconstructive surgery, she traveled the world learning about postpartum practices.

After healing herself, she became a doula, Sexological Bodyworker, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner so that she could help women through this important and overlooked phase of development that is the postpartum period. As is taught in many traditional cultures, she believes that when nurtured and taken care of properly, women can emerge from this rite of passage stronger, more whole, and with more access to their power. She believes the same is true of relationship, that with the right tools, marriages and partnerships can be more connected and robust after children.

For this reason, she wrote The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing YourBody, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality. To learn more about how to have a radiant postpartum experience and how to do a decent Kegel, go to her online home at www.magamama.com.

Kimberly has a private practice in Encinitas and Los Angeles, CA specializing in birth injuries, birth trauma, and sexual health. She is the co-founder of the STREAM School for Postpartum Care with her mentor Ellen Heed, where they train professionals to help women heal from painful sex, birth injuries, and genital trauma. Her most outstanding accomplishment is being a single mom to fiery 10-year-old, Brazilian daughter, Cecilia.