Newborn-Postpartum Care



I will provide continuous care and support for mom and baby after birth for up to 2 months.  This includes 24/7 availability by phone for questions and concerns, as well as the visits outlined below.

 

Home Visit 24-36 hours after birth (1-2 hrs)



--  Newborn Screening and Birth Certificate registration
--  Full physical assessments on mother and baby
--  Hemoglobin check on mother
--  Going over birth and answering all questions and concerns
--  Breastfeeding education and emotional support



Home Visit 5-7 days after birth (1-2 hrs)


--  Jaundice check on baby with remedies if needed
--  Mother and baby check
--  Breastfeeding questions and watching how mom is adapting to breastfeeding with suggestions

Home Visit 10-14 days after birth (1 hour)

--  Mother and baby check
--  Going over how parents are adapting and addressing any concerns
--  Set up appointment for Newborn Hearing Screening
--  Breastfeeding Support
--  Nutritional Support
















Final Exam at office 6-8 weeks postpartum

--  Exam of mother and baby
--  Assessment of baby's growth since birth
--  Going over birth control concerns
--  Watching how parents are adapting to their new life with an infant
--  Going over the whole birth experience with the parents and expressing what they loved about it and what they would do differently (if anything) next time