Postpartum Care

Services

Postpartum Care

  • Complete Immediate Postpartum Care
    • Encourage bonding between mom, dad, and baby
    • Breastfeeding support
    • Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord
    • Head to toe newborn physical exam after birth
    • Blood typing for baby using umbilical cord blood (no need to poke baby)
  • Care for Baby for the First Two Months After Delivery
    • Home visit 1-2 days after birth. ¬†Thorough exam for baby
    • Newborn Screening blood test (PKU test) done at 24-48 hours after delivery
    • Head to toe newborn physical at the home visit and again in office at 1wk, 2wks, and 8wks
    • Newborn screening test (PKU testing) for baby at home visit and again at 2wk visit
  • Care for Mom for the First Two Months After Delivery
    • Encourage bonding between mom, dad, and baby
    • Breastfeeding support
    • Support and advice regarding newborn care
    • Screening for postpartum depression
    • Safe exercises in the postpartum period
    • Birth control options that are safe with breastfeeding including the mini pill and IUD