Improving care for birthing parents
The 4th Trimester Project is working to change the way America treats new mothers. We believe that respectful, patient-centered care, where all people feel heard and have their needs addressed in a timely manner, is an important part of this work. Optimal clinical support in the early days, weeks, and months after childbirth is important for the health and well-being of new parents and their baby. We are excited to support clinical and system change to improve care for moms and the care experience for providers. This work is essential – especially for black and brown families who experience the greatest risk of sickness and death while giving birth.
In this section, you will find resources and tools to support your team in caring for women in their postpartum recovery and journey to motherhood. We include resources, training, tools, and guides that can be co-branded and shared with your healthcare teams.
NC Maternal Health Innovation (NC MHI) Sites: Materials are now available for free to print and ship to your location from the NC DPH warehouse. Click below to order postpartum toolkit materials.
Our team collaborates with clinics in North Carolina and is in part funded by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau through a contract with the NC Division of Public Health, Women’s Health Branch as part of the NC Maternal Health Innovation Project.