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The Fourth Trimester

“What if all children had an optimal chance to grow…

“What if all children had an optimal chance to grow…

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What if all children had an optimal chance to grow, thrive and reach their full potential, and all mothers could experience pregnancy, birth and parenting as an empowering and health-giving experience? If you look at all the things that medicine and public health can do to improve people’s well-being, few are even in the ballpark with breastfeeding.”

In January 2016, Dr. Allison Stuebe and colleagues were selected by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to receive a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award to define unmet patient-centered health-care needs during the three months after a mother gives birth.

“The Fourth Trimester Project” will do just that. The project brings together mothers, health-care providers and other stakeholders to determine what mothers and infants need during the trimester after birth.

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