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More than half of black mothers reported elevated postpartum depression. Yet only 4% will ever receive help due to the stigma associated with depression in the black community, lack of education, lack of social support system, and finances. The Fourth Trimester is the most critical moment of a mother's journey. It has a lasting impact on their lives and their families. 

The Challenge

The fourth trimester, which spans from birth to approximately three months, is a period of profound adjustment and development for both mother and infant. During this time, mothers experience numerous physical and emotional changes as they recover from childbirth, establish breastfeeding, and adapt to their new roles. Infants, on the other hand, undergo rapid growth and development, transitioning to life outside the womb.

Unfortunately, postpartum depression poses a significant risk during this delicate period. Studies have shown that approximately 1 in 5 women will experience postpartum depression, a condition characterized by feelings of sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that can severely impact a woman's ability to care for herself and her baby. 

Several factors contribute to the development of postpartum depression. Hormonal changes, such as a drop in estrogen and progesterone levels after childbirth, can disrupt mood regulation and contribute to depressive symptoms. Additionally, sleep deprivation, social isolation, lack of support, and pre-existing mental health conditions can further increase the risk.

Recognizing the importance of the fourth trimester and addressing the risk factors for postpartum depression is crucial. By providing new mothers with comprehensive support, education, and access to resources, we can help mitigate the impact of postpartum depression and ensure a healthier transition into motherhood.

Our Soultion

Health & Wellness:
Fourth Trimester Care

Providing access to postpartum doulas, lactations, nutrtional coaches, and other caregiveres to aid in mother's recovery. 

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Community Care:
Building Social Circle

Providing access to postpartum doulas, lactations, nutrtional coaches, and other caregiveres to aid in mother's recovery. 

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Mental Health:
Therapy Programming

Providing access to postpartum doulas, lactations, nutrtional coaches, and other caregiveres to aid in mother's recovery. 

Join Us

Join us in supporting mothers. Your donation helps us provide resources, free therapy, and. postpartum care to a mother in need.

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