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New site!

Our page has moved. Please explore recent initiatives and opportunities for collaboration through the Jordan Institute for Families.

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Who we are

The 4th Trimester Project brings together new moms, birth workers, health care providers, researchers, public health professionals, community leaders, and other stakeholders from across the U.S. to identify unmet postpartum health needs, build knowledge, and create solutions. The 4th Trimester Project … Continue reading

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Supporting women becoming mothers

Unmet Maternal Health Needs: In the days, weeks, and months following delivery, women adapt to changing hormones, body image, and roles, while learning to feed and care for their newborns and navigate relationships and expectations with partners, family, friends, co-workers, … Continue reading

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Share your story

We would love to hear from you! If you would like to submit a blog post (up to 500 words) about your experience in the 4th Trimester and what support you would most like to see implemented, please email a … Continue reading

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Center for Maternal and Infant Health Spring 2017 newsletter

Please see the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health Spring 2017 newsletter

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#MCHChat

The 4th Trimester Project partnered with the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health, the March of Dimes, and other public health organizations to participate in the #MCHChat to discuss maternal preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum needs on Twitter on May … Continue reading

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Connection

Those interested in following efforts to better enable optimal postpartum health outcomes may follow the team on Facebook  and Twitter @4thTriProject.

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Dr. Kristin Tully quoted by Quartz

Kristin Tully says there’s a “definite lack of preparation for the fourth trimester—and the maternity unit is not the place for women to learn.” Dr. Tully says their project’s goal is to “improve what information is provided and when, and how … Continue reading

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Drs. Alison Stuebe and Kristin Tully quoted by Vox

“In an ideal world women would get home visits or their family members would get paid leave to attend to them,” says 4th Trimester Project Investigator Dr. Alison Stuebe. “If we’re not going to have that, we need some touchpoint … Continue reading

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Dr. Sarah Verbiest quoted by CNN

“The significant differences in how babies are getting a start in life speak to larger issues, such as health care access, that need to be dealt with by our society,” says 4th Trimester Project’s Dr. Sarah Verbiest. “All of our … Continue reading

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