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 You may have heard a little about this stage ….perhaps a friend has mentioned it, you may have come across it in a pregnancy book, stumbled across it online or maybe a midwife has mentioned it to you but some of you might have not heard about it all and so I thought I would write simply about this incredible part of your postpartum journey and what it means for both you and baby.

So, what is the fourth Trimester?

Well, it is a term popularised by Dr Harvey Karp, a renowned American Pediatrician (although it had first been talked about in the 1970s) as the first three months following a baby’s birth and is seen as a period of adjustment for both babies and mothers.

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