December 11, 2018

The "Fourth Trimester"

For many women, what happens during the first six weeks after childbirth can be surprising. Doctors at U-M are shining a light on this time.

Pregnant moms spend a lot of time learning what to expect from pregnancy and how to care for their newborns.

But while pregnancy anecdotes and birth stories take top billing at baby showers and get-togethers, girlfriends and family members tend to leave the challenging aspects of the “fourth trimester,” the first six weeks postpartum, left unsaid. The Women's Health Blog tackled different aspects of the "fourth trimester" with input from Drs. Carolyn Swenson and Katie Pasque. Check out the full article here