It’s about time we nurture and support mothers after childbirth. Nobody talks about the 4th trimester, until now. 4th Trimester Care (4TC) is a new Tampa Bay business passionate about supporting mothers in the 4th trimester, or the postpartum period up to one year. We hope to build healthier communities by improving maternal health outcomes. It’s something we don’t like to talk about, but mothers die in childbirth and over 50% of pregnancy-related deaths occur after the delivery in the postpartum period. “We can and must do better than this” says Founder, Laureen Austin.
Our community of postpartum experts will provide live online education on a variety of topics to empower mothers to self-care and become aware of what is needed for a healthy recovery. Our one stop mama shop solution will be the “go to” for everything postpartum. Education topics include postpartum planning, pelvic floor awareness, chiropractic care, mental health, breastfeeding, sleep coaching, postpartum health/wellness and more. We believe that our proactive, coordinated, and integrated approach to 4th trimester care will positively impact the long-term health of mothers, babies, communities, and society.
Mothers want and need more postpartum care. They just don’t like to ask for help. We know that mothers are not meant to be alone and we’re going to be their mama pal providing support, guidance and assistance. We acknowledge, embrace and support mothers’ physical, psychological and social needs.
Our community is ready to bridge the gap in postpartum care and offer more care to mothers in the 4th trimester and beyond. Mothers deserve more postpartum care.