In the months before your baby was born, you divided time into chunks of 12 weeks, or trimesters. After three trimesters (or so), your baby was born. According to a theory developed by Dr. Harvey Karp, this is about 12 weeks – or one trimester – too early. Dr. Karp coined the term “Fourth Trimester” to refer to this period of both infant development and maternal recovery.
The healthcare providers at New Canaan Pediatrics understand that this Fourth Trimester calls for care that is unprecedented; round the clock attention, feeding, changing diapers and nurturing. [Read more…] about Your Baby’s Fourth Trimester