My body does not forget

By Esther Ramírez Matos, perinatal psychologist and family therapist My body spoke to me again, last night while I was calmly reading a novel about maternity. As a traumatic birth was described, after which mother and infant were separated, I felt an intense pain in my pelvic area; I had not been so uncomfortable in…

Emotional puerperium

By Esther Ramírez Matos, perinatal psychologist and systemic therapist   I remember the day when, with my almost one month old baby in the pediatrician waiting room, I thought for the first time about the concept of puerperium, or postpartum. My healthcare provider had previously explained that this next visit would be with the regular…