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The Fifth Trimester

by- Lauren Smith Brody


The Fifth Trimester (2017) is full of advice and tips for new mothers on how to return to work effectively following their maternity leave. The book draws on the author's own experiences as well as interviews with other new moms to cover vital information like what to wear, how to choose the right day care, and how to feed your baby even when you're not with him. This is a helpful and inspiring self-help book for new mothers who may be feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of returning to work.

Lauren Smith Brody is the founder of the Fifth Trimester Movement, which brings together new parents and employers to help them build family-friendly workplaces. She was previously the executive editor of Glamour magazine

  • New dads who want to help their partners.
  • Pregnant women or new moms rejoining work.
  • Employers and managers who want to build a family-friendly working atmosphere.