Here's a little piece I wrote for Mamamia:
A quick Google search of ‘what is the fourth trimester?’ and you’ll find a whole lot of information about the major developments a baby goes through in the first three months of life. There’s not much about mum, except that she doesn’t get much sleep and is often inundated with unsolicited advice.
Paediatricians and child development experts get cited about the massive development that babies go through during this time. But what about the changes that happen to mum?
During her pregnancy, and up to two years after having her baby, a new mum undergoes a huge transformation. In fact, you could say she isn’t only birthing her child, she’s also birthing herself.
Read more here.