I'll never forget the day I brought my daughter home. I was super excited, super scared and really overwhelmed all at once. As the hours went by and the days started melding together, I struggled to get sleep, to feed her and to take care of myself. I felt so alone in the world and unsure of how to navigate this whole new season of my life.If I had only known then about Postapartum Doulas and all the support they can offer, things might have been different. That's why, even though I love teaching Childbirth and helping families prepare for the arrival of their baby, I am even more passionate and intentional about supporting Moms on the other side of birth. Quite often, once baby comes, Mom gets forgotten...and in a time when she really needs to be seen, heard and understood the most.That's why I am so excited for today's guest. She is a Postpartum Doula, a Mampreneur and Mama to a toddler. She has such incredible insight and tips. Whether you are expecting your first child or completely done having babies, there is something here for you. What we touch upon at the core is the universal lack of support we get as Moms and what we can do to change that._____________________________________________________________________________Episode 48: Navigating the Fourth Trimester: Insights from a Postpartum Doula with Tasha CoferHaving a new baby can be an exciting and joyous adventure, but there is still a measure of uncertainty and fear that comes along with a new addition. Tasha Cofer is a Postpartum Doula who's goal is to make birthing parents feel secure and help them navigate the first 12 weeks after birth. She's available to help with answering questions, easing fears, and providing helpful suggestions, so they can feel honored and confident as they grow into the parent they want to be. As a Postpartum Doula, Postpartum Consultant, Infant Sleep Consultant, and Parenting Educator serving Augusta, GA and the CSRA, she has the expertise to nurture birthing parents and their families during the Fourth Trimester.In this episode we talk about:The Fourth Trimester: what it is and why it's so importantWhat is a Postpartum Doula and why they can change the game after baby is bornHow beneficial a postpartum plan can be going into motherhood/parenthoodWhat things can you plan for and get support in - Rest, Nutrition, Education, Self-CareThe importance of community/support as you enter this new season of your lifeHow our partners are walking their own path of entrance into a new season of life and need support and consideration as wellTasha shares how Postpartum Doulas are NOT just for first-time parentsHow to find a Postpartum Doula and what questions to ask as you interviewResources and Links:Website: https://www.honoringthefourthtrimester.orgInstagram: @honoringthefourthtrimesterPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/honoringthefourthtrimester/Linked-In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tasha-postpartum-doula/Connect with Lynn on instagram @HappyMamaWellness. Looking for more support with parenting and motherhood? Check out the Happy Mama Wellness Community here!