Trimester 1,2,3,4,5- Pregnancy and Beyond, You can Survive
The fourth trimester is a period coined by Dr. Harvey Karp as the first 3 months of a baby’s life after birth. Dr. Karp explains that babies are born too soon!
This is a period of major transitions.
LABOR AND DELIVERY
Labor and delivery spaces
Breast milk leaking
Uterine contractions Urination contraction
Call your healthcare provider if you have:
A fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or severe chills.
Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
Bright red bleeding that continues beyond the third day.
Passing of large blood clots (larger than a plum).
Pain, burning or trouble urinating.
Severe cramping or abdominal pain that is not relieved by pain medication.
Increased redness, swelling, bruising or pain on your perineum, or separation of your stitches.
Increase in the amount of vaginal discharge or bleeding in which you need to use more than one sanitary pad per hour.
Severe headaches or fainting.
Increased pain, redness, drainage or separation of abdominal incision (cesarean delivery)
Severe pain, swelling, or redness, of one extremity more than the other.
Warm, red painful areas on your breast.
Any signs of postpartum depression such as: being unable to cope with everyday situations, thoughts of harming yourself or your baby, feeling anxious, panicked or scared most of the day.
Couplet care and bonding
Breastfeeding- for C-SECTION
OB visit 6-8 Weeks postpartum
Time the appointments to avoid nap times
Make a checklist
Write down questions
Dress baby for success
Physical checkup- infant growth chart, check umbilical stump, check for jaundice
Immunizations- Hep B
Make one-month appt
ONE MONTH APPOINTMENT
Physical checkup- check newborn reflexes, check umbilical site, check baby's tongue movements,
Milestones- Immunizations- Second Hep B
TWO MONTH VISIT
DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b)
IPV (inactivated poliovirus)
RV (rotavirus), which is an oral vaccine and not a needle prick
HepB (hepatitis B), if baby didn’t receive it at one-month visit
Schedule 4 month appointment
BABY’S SLEEP- MOMS ON CALL
THE WONDER WEEKS
You're doing a great job.
Kim Davis: Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant
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