Getting the Sex, Intimacy, Healing, and Support You Need After Birth — Episode 040

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In this episode, we explore healing our bodies and our minds through the uncharted territory that is a woman’s vagina. Guest, Kimberly Johnson, shares how she empowers herself and others to become physically, spiritually, emotionally, and sexually aware of their wants and needs during postpartum and offers empowerment tips for women who want to gain or regain intimacy in their sexual relationships.

After giving birth, Kimberly was told she would need full surgical pelvic reconstruction to heal her pelvic floor. In addition, she had vaginal soreness, hemorrhoids, and lower back pain. Her attempts to gather information about healing herself by way of search engines and forums led her to unfriendly places. A turning point in her healing process came when she met a woman who practiced sexological bodywork.

After three sessions of an integrated practice of hands-on work and nervous system tracking Kimberly started to heal in both body and mind. The positive experience led her to investigate and study a mother’s physiological and emotional needs after birth and Somatic Experience Trauma Resolution Therapy.

To be honest, Kimberly blew our minds in this episode - opening a whole new world of understanding ourselves and the healing process after birth.  Do NOT miss this episode!


In This Episode:

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  • Having conversations to create trust

  • How to say what you want

  • Removing blame and shame from intimacy

  • What can trigger trauma

  • How to reclaim your sex life after birth

  • Being responsible for your own orgasm

  • Finding a safe and supportive place to share anxieties

  • The universal postpartum needs of every mother

  • Bringing power back to your body


Show Notes:


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About Our Guest:

Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, birth doula, and single mom. She specializes in helping women prepare for birth, recover from birth injuries and birth trauma, and heal from sexual trauma.  She is the founder of Magamama.com, an international holistic women’s health care resource for expectant and new mothers. She is the co-founder of the STREAM School for Postpartum Care, where she trains birth professionals, yoga teachers, somatic therapists, and bodyworkers to help women prepare for birth and recover from birth. She is the author of The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality, published by Shambhala Press in December 2017.

You can find Kimberly on Instagram.