Motherhood and its fourth trimester

The term “fourth trimester” is often used to refer to the months post birth, where babies adjust to the world outside the womb and continue to develop and grow at an astounding rate. Since having children myself, it’s become glaringly apparently that the term also applies to mothers. As Osho so poignantly phrased it: “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”

Read the full article here. Written for Family Matters Switzerland.

Sarah Davies De Paola