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The Fourth Trimester

Maybe you haven't ever heard of the 4th trimester, but this is considered to be the first 3 months after a baby is born as you both adjust to life outside the womb.

Your baby was constantly rocked, cuddled, heard your heartbeat, and was never in need of anything during the 40 or so weeks of the pregnancy. The first 3 months of life are about developing new routines and learning your baby’s cues which are how she lets you know when she needs something. Below you will find a list of suggestions that I find make for happier moms and babies!

Dr. Cheryl Sharp, Chief Content Officer
Cheryl is a midwife and women's health nurse practitioner who has been caring for women, newborns, and families more than 30 years. She views the opportunity to journey with women through their pregnancy and beyond as a sacred privilege.