All you need to Know of the fourth Trimester



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During the fourth trimester, your baby is going to eat every one-and-a-half to three hours, including in the middle of the night, and they may not always eat on a set schedule. Especially if you are breastfeeding, it’s important to feed your baby on demand so you can keep up your milk supply and not get too engorged. But many women (and even some medical professionals) know little about a newly described and critical time period in women’s lives that desperately needs our attention: the fourth trimester. As a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, I know that the medical care of women before, during, and immediately after pregnancy has long focused on the goal of achieving a healthy. Many people unofficially call the baby’s first 3 months of life the fourth trimester, or the time when the baby adjusts to life outside the womb.

Human babies are born very immature compared. The fourth trimester is an extension of the womb experience for baby. Emotionally speaking, your baby isn’t ready to leave the womb, so your newborn’s behaviour is often unsettled at this time as he learns to adjust. This is totally normal. We’re all familiar with the three trimesters of pregnancy, but a fourth one might just not be as popular.

The fourth trimester for a baby starts from the minute he/she is born. And it lasts for 3 months, during which your new born develops his senses, and tries to adjust to the life outside the womb. The fourth trimester is the three month time period after you have your baby. When most think about it, they think that it is just a transition period for the parents, but you have to think that it’s also a major transition for the baby.

10 things I wish I had known about the Fourth Trimester The FourthTrimester encompasses the first 3 months after giving Birth. This is what I’d love to go back and tell my pre Mother self about the fourth trimester. 1. Hold her close.

Don’t be scared to try baby wearing. It also helps with bonding with your little one, because as you nurse, you can do skin-to-skin contact, too, which is beneficial for baby. If you feel a little under the weather, you can still breastfeed your baby.

Just wear a mask, so your little one doesn’t get sick as well. No amount of classes or experience watching other people’s kids can prepare you for the feeling of being responsible for a new life. What New Moms Need in the Fourth-Trimester.

Hint: less. The Fourth Trimester: What You Should Know The fourth trimester is one that has been forgotten about entirely, at least in this country. You spend hours upon hours laboring and birthing your first child, they check off a few check boxes and you’re off!


List of related literature:

It’s all the stuff I wished I’d known during my first pregnancy, organized in the simplest, least overwhelming format possible: week by week.

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland
from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Genevieve Howland
Gallery Books, 2017

Chapter 7 gives you more information on what to expect and do in the third trimester.

“Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies” by Matthew M. F. Miller, Sharon Perkins
from Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies
by Matthew M. F. Miller, Sharon Perkins
Wiley, 2010

Another useful resource for general prenatal dietary guidelines is provided by the March of Dimes ( pregnancy/nutrition_indepth.html).

“Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice” by Robert Resnik, MD, Robert K. Creasy, MD, Jay D. Iams, MD, Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, Thomas Moore, MD, Michael F Greene, MD
from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice
by Robert Resnik, MD, Robert K. Creasy, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Check out Chapter 4 to find out more about the second trimester.

“Dad's Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies” by Mathew Miller, Sharon Perkins
from Dad’s Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies
by Mathew Miller, Sharon Perkins
Wiley, 2014

The Second Trimester Chapter 3: The Third Trimester You: The 3rd trimester Common Questions About the Third Trimester Reality Check: Nursing pads Prenatal visits Decisions What’s Going on Down There?!

“Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
from Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider’s Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
Windsor Peak Press, 2017

A. The third trimester extends from the end of the Second trimester until term or week 40.

“Embryology” by Ronald W. Dudek, James D. Fix
from Embryology
by Ronald W. Dudek, James D. Fix
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005

These include good nutrition; regular physical activity and sleep; having realistic expectations of motherhood; taking breaks to rest; practising deep breathing; expressing and accepting negative feelings; structuring the day; nurturing a sense of humour; and postponing major life changes.

“Mayes' Midwifery E-Book: A Textbook for Midwives” by Sue Macdonald
from Mayes’ Midwifery E-Book: A Textbook for Midwives
by Sue Macdonald
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

During the second trimester, the previously described discomforts of the first trimester are gone in most cases, and the physical limitations of the third trimester have not yet appeared.

“Exercise and Sporting Activity During Pregnancy: Evidence-Based Guidelines” by Rita Santos-Rocha
from Exercise and Sporting Activity During Pregnancy: Evidence-Based Guidelines
by Rita Santos-Rocha
Springer International Publishing, 2018

The pregnancy websites also contained vast amounts of information about fetal development.

“The Rosie Effect: A Novel” by Graeme Simsion
from The Rosie Effect: A Novel
by Graeme Simsion
Simon & Schuster, 2015

During the third trimester, several physiological systems (e.g., circulatory, respiratory, and digestive) also develop and mature, preparing the fetus for the transition to extrauterine life after birth.

“Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective” by Sara Stinson, Barry Bogin, Dennis H. O'Rourke
from Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective
by Sara Stinson, Barry Bogin, Dennis H. O’Rourke
Wiley, 2012

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  • We did the same when our daughter was tiny. My husband slept in the same room room for about a week before I told him to go to the spare room. I was coping far better with the disturbed sleep because of the hormones.

  • Carly where do you think I can find another Leon???
    Jokes aside, that’s why I love watching your videos!!
    There’s a lot of: “there are no more good men out there “, but watching you two it makes keep my hope up ��♥️

  • Watched with hubby (we’re 30 weeks pregnant) and we both found this so comforting! We’ve been discussing different roles for nighttime so this was just so helpful. Thanks guys, you’re doing such a great job!

  • Love this. My boyfriend makes dinner.. and holds the babe a while i pump and relax a bit. I do a bath for him at 6:15pm we put pjs on I come downstairs and feed the baby my guy gets my water, my breast pump and bottles ready in the nursery for us he also hand feeds me my meds if I’m holding the baby.. we are learning 7 weeks in.. he tells me you go to the chiropractor and go tot he gym and take your time, or if we want sushi he gives me money and says go pick up dinner and have Adriano at the bar.. means so much.. he also takes care of our dog too ��

  • absolutely loved this video, you guys are the best example I could possibly think of as parents and you are smashing it! so much love for your beautiful family xxx

  • In the postpartum or 4th trimester I wish I had known is that mom needs more love than the baby and it’s rarely a thing that happens! Mamas please support each other postpartum!!

  • This is bloody brilliant. Absolutely loved everything you guys said! I’m a single parent now and still really struggle but If my partner had been like this things might not have been quite so bad during those early months. X

  • Happy new year god bless your family pray for us every one who don’t have kids best gift for you and little son ask god to protect you live happily with you loved one your son become proud of him have good luck in his life time personal and study infuture Have honorable job like doctor or engineer ihope you safe brith healthy baby best wishes from me. Dear sister

  • I love how y’all talk over each other some! Most videos I see with two people being in it are so scripted, but watching your videos feels like a real life conversation! You guys are so real and honest! That’s what I love about your channel!

  • Loved watching this video. I gave birth to our first little girl last week, but because she was 5 weeks early she’s still in the hospital. It’s definitely a different experience since I’m at home, my partner is at work and the baby is in the hospital. Recovering from having a baby and having to travel to the hospital multiple times a day, plus pumping every two/three hours has been tiring. The first few nights my partner would wake up with me to keep me company whilst I pumped, but since he had to go to work during the day it just made him super tired and crabby, so now I let him sleep and do my thing. That being said I can’t wait till we get to take her home. We will have to adjust again, but I’m sure we’ll find a routine that works for us.

  • Everything you guys said is so so true!!! You’re totally nailing this:), Our bubba just turned 3 months as well and I could not have gotten through without my incredible husband. He plays just an active role as I do and will help in any way he can our bubba is destined to be a daddy’s girl ��

  • I think this entire video is overrated. If you are really willing, you’ll not divorce. It’s that easy.

    People these days break up so easy, just because it’s nothing special and “other do it aswell”. If you need such a video to stay together you will brake up earlier or later anyway.