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 word document to 4thTrimester@unc.edu Please indicate if you would like us to share your story… Read More →
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 16, 2017. The storify transcript is available here.
Those interested in following efforts to better enable optimal postpartum health outcomes may follow the team on Facebook and Twitter @4thTriProject.
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 support is provided.” For starters, she says mothers need to “be given a summary of… Read More →
“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 from the health care system to replace that village that is no longer part of… Read More →