Newborn & Postpartum Care

My goal is to keep your baby with you and in your arms as much as humanly possible. After the baby is born, the baby is then placed on your chest and quietly assessed. If he/she needs more care, we can do that next to you so that you are able to see your child at all times.

Newborn Care

The newborn exam, weighing and measuring are all done on your bed next to you after the baby has finished his/her first nursing session.

  • Monitor the baby’s vital signs
  • Assess and assign APGAR score
  • Complete newborn exam
  • Weight and measurements
  • Assist with Breastfeeding
  • Consult with Pediatrician if needed.

Postpartum Care

Postpartum is for enjoying your new babe as well as healing and relaxing. Every effort is made to help you feel relaxed and safe. We will make sure that you are fed, get a warm shower and tucked back into bed with your baby.

In the days following, we will be checking on both you and your baby with phone calls and home visits. We will answer all your questions and make sure that you both are healthy and transitioning well.

Postpartum and newborn visits consist of

  • Monitoring both mother and baby’s vital signs
  • Assessing weight of the baby.
  • Assisting with and assessing breastfeeding.
  • Newborn Hearing screening if desired.
  • Newborn metabolic screening if desired.
  • Vitamin K administration if desired.
  • Continuing assessment to ensure a normal postpartum recovery.
  • Pap smear if desired.
  • Consultation with a physician if needed.

Postpartum visits are conducted as follows:

  • Phone calls between the birth and the 1-day visit and 2-days.
  • Home visits at 1-day and 3-days.
  • Office visits at 1-week and 6-weeks.
  • If more visits are desired or needed, I will happily provide them at no charge.