Tag Archives: Childbirth

What is the 4th Trimester Project?

In the 12 weeks following delivery, a woman must recover from childbirth, adapt to changing hormones, and learn to feed and care for her newborn. During this “4th Trimester,” many women experience considerable challenges, including fatigue, pain, breastfeeding difficulties, depression, … Continue reading

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The 4th Trimester

The term “4th Trimester” reflects the concept that during the first months of life, newborns continue to function like a fetus in many ways; they require months of intense, ‘womb-like’ nurturing. A 4th Trimester perspective views the mother and infant … Continue reading

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Physical Recovery from Childbirth

Physical Recovery from Childbirth Key questions Patients: What aspects of recovery were most challenging for you? What do you wish you’d been told before birth? What questions did you have that your health providers unable to answer? What did your … Continue reading

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