Doctors Issue New Postpartum Guidelines For Women And Infants

Newborn babies.
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Newborn babies.
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Doctors Issue New Postpartum Guidelines For Women And Infants

Most women delivering babies in U.S. hospitals are sent home in a day or two, and make an appointment to see their doctor 6 weeks down the road. But the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently released new recommendations that include more follow-ups, more frequent follow-ups, and more individually-tailored care. They’re calling it the “4th Trimester.” We discuss the new guidelines and take questions and comments from listeners.

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Dr. Whitney You of Prentice Women’s Hospital