For Mothers and Newborns
After the birth of your child, you and your baby will get to know each other. The rooming in concept, where baby stays in the room as much as possible, is encouraged. The home-like rooms at the hospital are a comfortable place to spend the next day or two, and they have flexible visiting hours so your family can be together.
This is also a time to learn more about caring for your baby, which is especially important for first-time mothers. The nurses focus on each woman, infant and family’s unique medical and emotional needs. They’re available to help you learn more about feeding, bathing and other care your baby will need. We encourage any first time parents to attend the home going discharge class.
After you return home, you may receive a call from one of our nurse practitioners, as an additional support for you and your baby. We know that parenthood can sometimes be overwhelming as well as wonderful, so even after you’re home our expert nurses are available if you need them.
Your follow up appointment should be scheduled for approximately 6 weeks.
Postpartum depression affects some women after childbirth. We’re here to help. Treatments for postpartum depression may include medications, counseling or both depending on the severity of symptoms. We encourage you to request additional information or assistance from your obstetric provider.