Fourth Trimester: “I Wish I’d Known this Sooner!”

Thursday, October 17 | 6:00-7:30 PM | FREE

Join us as Jamie Justice, PT, WCS, and Nichole Wiepert, MD, present this free, informal discussion on health care for new mothers.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has recently begun emphasizing the importance of “fourth trimester” care, calling for the adoption of a “new paradigm” in care for new mothers. Traditionally, mothers might visit their doctor once somewhere around six weeks after giving birth (if at all). Now, ACOG recommends visits be made sooner and as part of an ongoing process that examines a wide range of factors for each individual. The aim is to recognize and prevent chronic conditions from developing.

The life of a new mother can sometimes feel isolated and too often women will just try to live with problems for which there is help. We’ll discuss many common issues faced by new mothers: returning to exercise safely, returning to sexual activity, low back pain, incontinence/leakage, diastasis, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, depression and mental health issues, lactation and cardiovascular health.

We see patients with these issues all the time, and the common refrain is “I wish I had known about this years ago!” This talk is free and open to the public, so bring a friend and bring your questions. Better health begins here!

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