Dr. Alison Stuebe introduced the 4th Trimester Project at Ob/Gyn Ground Rounds at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A recording of the presentation is available online here.
Maternal Mood Key questions Patients: What did you know about perinatal mood disorders? What guidance was provided prenatally? In the hospital? By pediatric and maternity providers? If you were screened for depression with a questionnaire, how was it explained / put in context? If you screened positive or had symptoms, what care was offered? If… Read More →
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 maternity provider say about weight gain during pregnancy & weight loss postpartum? What advice was… Read More →
Infant Feeding Key questions Patients: What prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum support did you find helpful? How do you define successful breast-feeding? What clinical services and support were unhelpful? When you needed help, was it easy to access? Did they receive consistent advice and messaging? What problems were particularly challenging? Providers: What training have you had… Read More →
Sleep and Fatigue Key questions Patients: What did you hear about sleep and fatigue during pregnancy? What advice did you get during your birth hospitalization? After discharge? From your provider? From your infant’s provider? From friends and family? What resources were helpful and why? What information would have made the first 12 weeks easier for… Read More →