The fourth trimester Understanding, protecting and nurturing an infant through the first three months
Book - 2013
The first three months of a baby's life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows.
University of California Press
- Physical Description
- x, 214 pages ; 22 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-201) and index.
- Main Author
- 1. Evolution and the Primitive Brain of a Newborn: Why Infants Arrive Unfinished
- 2. Crying: The Wakeup Call That Says Everything Has Changed
- 3. Sleeping: Irregular and Sporadic Sleep Is Normal in the Fourth Trimester
- 4. Feeding: Breast Milk and Formula
- 5. Sound: Laying the Foundation for Speech
- 6. Sight: From Forms to Faces
- 7. Touch: Pain and Pleasure
- 8. Physical Development: Getting Ready to Crawl, Walk, and Run
- 9. Stimulation: Keep It Real, Keep It Simple
- 10. Mom and Dad: The Parents' Fourth Trimester.