Do you want to leave your postpartum time more radiant, more whole, and more yourself?
Does it feel daunting to incorporate herbs, to learn how to cook, and make adjustments to old habits at a time when so much is changing already?
During this time of change, steady food habits can be an anchor that provides nourishment on all levels.
In fact, Ayurveda says 42 days for 42 years. That means that how a woman is cared for and what she eats during the immediate postpartum time impacts her health for the next 42 years!
Join us in this course to make those 42 days easier: to understand what to eat and why, and how to prepare delicious foods that you'll make to nourish yourself for years to come.
Join us for the Fourth Trimester Food Course:
Five weeks of practical nourishment and ancestral food wisdom, influenced by worldwide postpartum practices
What Students are Saying:
“I’m now on a road to gut health, and trusting myself more - as well as feeling capable of sharing my gifts for the good of all. This course was incredible.” - Nicki
“I tried making food I had never made before, and it made me feel more confident cooking. I took some of what I made to new mums in my community and it was such a deep thing to do. It felt so good to be nurturing them, also to be nurturing me 2,5 years post-partum. I felt deep healing. Somehow it shifted stuff energetically for me, the topic, the way it was presented, something about Centehua, and the connection with Kimberly's work—the course was super powerful.” - Alice
“As a birth doula, I have focused more on supporting pregnant people during their pregnancy and labor. There were times I felt that after their labor was over, I still wanted to keep caring for them. I can see now that my innate desire of caring, nurturing, and feeding the loved ones in my own life can transpire into my birth work. This indeed is needed during the postpartum time and with these nourishing recipes, I feel well equipped! Mothering the mother is so crucial! Feeding the mother is healing!” - Caren
You've just birthed a baby, and birthed yourself as a mother. You are amidst a huge transformation, getting to know this new human, and yourself in this new role.
We know you’re tired, and that it’s so hard to feed your baby, have a semblance of a straightened up house, and get a shower—let alone eat at least three great meals a day.
We know it’s hard to get enough to eat (new mothers need 5,000 calories/day).
We know it’s hard to sift through all of the food fads and figure out how to eat.
We're not here to push another food fad on you.
We're here to offer you real ancestral wisdom, influenced by worldwide practices of caring for postpartum women.
We're here to teach you foundational principles and practices for nourishing yourself and your family. These principles will regulate your blood sugar, restore your gut health, and keep you healthy and nourished for years to come.
These tools are not just to use for the first 6 weeks or the first 3 months—they are the tools and foundational principals you'll return to again and again for health and healing, for you and your family.
When it comes to eating healthy, there's so much conflicting information. You'll hear all about what your friends tried; you'll hear about going paleo, vegan, or freezing everything ahead of time for convenience. But parsing through it and finding what really works postpartum? That's no small feat.
In Kimberly's research for The Fourth Trimester, she found that cultures around the world use the same types of traditional foods to nourish new mothers. Kimberly consulted with Centehua Sage (farmer, mother, postpartum doula, exquisite chef) to write the recipes and food magic in The Fourth Trimester. Centehua is deeply passionate about food and its place in restoring the planet.
In the course, Centehua will give you a map: practical ways to incorporate nourishing foods that will ensure your health, and your children's health, for years to come.
In this course, we won’t just tell you what not to eat.
We will give you delicious alternatives to lattes, to sugars, to fast foods. You'll probably see that you could be eating more so that you recover more quickly and completely.
The truth is, what might feel healthy at a different time in your life isn't always the healthiest choice after having a child. A woman needs 5,000 calories per day to nourish herself and her new baby. While a salad might be perfectly healthy on a summer day pre-child, the postpartum period is the time for nutrient-rich, mineral-dense, hearty, warming foods.
There's no reason to feel bad about what you are or aren't eating. We're not going to shame you. What we'll do is introduce you to an ancient way that comes from ancestral wisdom, from culture after culture around the world. We'll help you with practical ways to make the food that will help to rebuild your body after birth.
The Fourth Trimester Food Online Course
The Fourth Trimester Food is a five week course that takes you through all you need to know about food as medicine. We'll help you build your pantry and creating delicious, nourishing food. Each week you'll learn a new recipe that you can use not only to nourish the new mother in your household, but the entire family.
In the course, we'll cover:
Reculturing the gut
Plant allies, herbal medicines, and vegetables
Lifestyle, and more
For each week, you'll get a 30-45 minute, in-depth video explaining the nourishment principles. Each week comes with at least one foundational recipe. You'll learn to make kichari, bone broth, adaptogen balls, coffee substitutes and more.
This course is for:
and anyone who wants to build a more nourishing relationship with food as medicine.
new mamas and dads
practitioners and healers
This course can change your relationship to food and help build your family's health for generations to come.
This course is hosted by Centehua Sage: farmer, mother, postpartum doula, exquisite chef, and writer of the recipes and food magic in Kimberly Ann Johnson's book The Fourth Trimester.
Centehua believes that food is the bridge to the land, to our ancestry, to our roots as people of this earth, and plays a vital role in the healing and regeneration of the mother. How a woman is loved and supported during the fourth trimester determines the health and vitality for the rest of her life and also ensures the health and well being of her family.
The Fourth Trimester Food is for you if :
you need kitchen inspiration or a pick-me-up
you're overwhelmed by sifting through all the info on on how to eat, from so many sources
you want to feel empowered and easeful around your food choices
you want to pass on healthy habits to your family, and a healthy gut to your baby
The postpartum time is the perfect time for a reboot or a reset that can set you up for eating well the rest of your life. It can also make breastfeeding easier, and prevent autoimmune disorders, which are on the rise in postpartum women.
five 30-minute classes with Centehua
grocery list and resources
a rest & digestion meditation from Kimberly Ann Johnson
Is this course only for new mothers? I'm not a new mother, or a mother at all, but I'd like to change my food habits.
Yes! This course is for families, caregivers, and new moms, but also for anyone experiencing gut health issues. This course is for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with food, and learn how to reculture your inner ecology and restore balance.
Am I going to need to spend a lot on changing my food habits?
The first recipe we'll be making together is kichari, which is a wonderful, nourishing meal that can be made on a budget. As we progress, you will see some herbs and ingredients that may be less familiar or that you will need to purchase for the first time. I suggest shopping at thrivemarket.com or at the farmers market for the best deals. It's important to note that yes, shopping organic can be more monetarily expensive at first, if you are not used to it. It's the difference of investing money now in your health, as preventative care, instead of spending later at the doctor. There are many chain grocery stores that sell organic produce for less, and its worth doing some comparative shopping in your area to find the best markets for produce. And of course, farmers markets are amazing! Get to know your local farmers.
For herbs and superfoods, I recommend buying one at a time, as you can, and adding them slowly to your pantry until they are a regular staple. Take a look at the grocery list provided and perhaps buy one unfamiliar item each week. Changing your diet is a process, and once you're stocked with the new items, they will run out at different times and buying them won't feel overwhelming.
Can I take this course at my own pace?
Yes. You'll receive the entire course after your purchase. You can watch one video per week and make the recipe that week (recommended), or watch them at your own pace.