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Twins: Family Adjustment, Parenting, and Infant Feeding in the Fourth Trimester

Citation

Neifert, Marianne & Thorp, John M., Jr. (1990). Twins: Family Adjustment, Parenting, and Infant Feeding in the Fourth Trimester. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, 33(1), 102-113.

Abstract

The “fourth trimester: is a term introduced by Jennings and Edmundson to describe the postpartum period and to emphasize its importance in the care of pregnant women. The fourth trimester encompasses not only the multiorgan physiologic involution after delivery, but also the accompanying emotional changes. Jennings and Edmundson stressed the psychologic adaptations that parents experience in this interval after the birth of their infants, and they encouraged physicians and midwives to take more interest in the problems that can arise after delivery.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00003081-199003000-00014

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1990

Journal Title

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author(s)

Neifert, Marianne
Thorp, John M., Jr.