004 // Jennifer Van Winkle – On Postpartum Recovery

In this episode, Emily Allen and Jennifer Van Winkle ( have a conversation about the struggle to embrace the natural changes that happen to a mama’s body after birth, as well as the societal pressure to recover from childbirth in a short timespan. Jennifer shares the thought that just like newborn babies have a ‘nursery season’ where they are delicately cared for, new mamas should too. This conversation stems from Jennifer’s essay titled, “Regarding Postpartum Waistlines” that she shared on

Links to essays on the Kindred Mom blog:

Regarding Postpartum Waistlines by Jennifer Van Winkle

My Body, Broken by Laura Way

New Life with a Newborn by Chelsea Smith

Motherhood: Ready or Not by Kelsi Roberts


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