The 4th trimester.  What does that mean?

Does it apply to the parent?  Or the baby?

Listen this week as Dianne and Abby talk more about the 4th trimester and what to expect.

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Things we talked about:

Listener question – should you time caffeine consumption? [3:50]

There are 2 sides to the 4th trimester [9:03]

What is the 4th trimester, anyway? [11:20]

The evolution behind it…Abby loves this part [12:20]

The problem is expectations [17:40]

All the attention is on the baby [24:40]

The postpartum questionnaire…what happens with that? [29:53]

How returning to work conflicts with the 4th trimester [34:40]

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