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Fourth Trimester (After Delivery)

Your baby is here! As you and your family care for your baby, you may have quite a lot of questions. The You and Your Baby Book offers a guide on all these questions — starting in the hospital and going through the first few weeks and even longer.   

Caring for Baby

  • The First Hour - Golden Hour (p.6)
  • Skin-to-Skin Contact (p. 6 & 7) and Continue Skin-to-Skin Contact (p.7)
  • Coping Behaviors and Stress Signals (p.7)
  • Infant Feeding
    • Breastfeeding - Strong Beginnings (p. 7-10)
    • The Father’s/Partner’s Role (p.13)
    • Breastfeeding a Strong Foundation (p. 19, 21)
    • Breastfeeding - Keep Going! (p. 27-31).
  • Infant Bathing
    • No Rush to Bathe! (p. 11)
    • How to Bath your Baby (p. 18)
  • Use of a Pacifier (p. 13)
  • Screening Tests (p. 13-15)
  • Bowel Movements (p. 16)
  • Diaper Changes (p. 16)
  • Cord Care (p. 16)
  • Circumcision and Care for the Penis (p. 16-17)
  • Baby Massage (p. 33)
  • Sleepy or Fussy Baby 
  • Sleep Safety
    • Positioning Your Baby for Sleep - “Safe to Sleep” (formally called “Back to Sleep”) (p. 15-16)

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Caring for You

  • Pain 
    • Relief & Medications (p. 11)
    • After-Birth Pains (p. 11)
    • Medications (p. 22) 
  • You General Hygiene Needs (p.12)
  • Taking Care of your Bottom & Bleeding
    • Taking Care of Your Bottom (p.12)
    • Taking Care of Your Bottom (p. 23)
    • Your Vaginal Discharge /Bleeding Lochia (p. 23)
    • Menstruation (Your Period). (p. 23)
  • Trouble Urinating (p.12)
  • Hemorrhoids (p. 23)
  • Constipation (p. 23).
  • Caring for Your Breasts and Nipples (p.12)
  • Rest (p.12)