Please see our Fall 2016 newsletter!
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, lack of sexual desire and incontinence. Amid these concerns, postpartum care is often fragmented among… Read More →
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
The 4th Trimester Project is a two-year Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Engagement Award. About PCORI Vision Patients and the public have the information they need to make decisions that reflect their desired health outcomes. Mission The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) helps people make informed health care decisions, and improves health care delivery and outcomes by… Read More →
The 4th Trimester Project is a collaboration of the Center for Maternal and Infant Health, the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute. Our partners include Durham Connects and Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.
Our goal is to bring together mothers, health care providers, and other stakeholders to define what families need most during the 4th Trimester.