Building on resources developed by the American College of OB/GYNs and their Postpartum Care Bundle, the 4th Trimester Team, with input from moms and community providers has been working to create tools for change. Below is a list of resources for clinics and health care systems to try to improve postpartum care. Materials support patient education and postpartum planning as well as hospital discharge, the transition home, and the postpartum visit.
Clinical Postpartum Toolkit Materials
Implementing into Practice Support
We’ve created Postpartum Overview Files that can serve as a guide for introducing each tool, including timing and what to say to patients. you can download a one-pager for each tool you’d like to use in practice.
North Carolina care teams: did you know you can order these materials and have them shipped from the NC DPH Warehouse? Order yours today. If you try them in your practice, we’d LOVE your feedback about how it went! Questions? Contact SuzanneW@med.unc.edu.