After labor and delivery, your attention shifts to caring for your new baby—but you also need to take care of yourself.
Postpartum care might involve managing vaginal tears or a C-section wound, sore breasts, leaking milk, urination problems and hair loss. And it isn't just about your physical health; it also includes your mental wellbeing, from managing mood swings and irritability to coping with sadness and anxiety.
Throughout your stay at one of our CHI Health Maternity Centers, our nurses will walk you through everything you’ll need to know about postpartum care once you return home.
Caring for Yourself After Delivery
During your hospital stay, you will have access to in-room educational videos to watch at your convenience. Topics include: car seat safety, newborn care and postpartum care after delivery. And, of course, our nurses are always available to answer your questions.
Once you leave the hospital, our nurses are just a phone call away if you have questions during your first days at home. You can also call to schedule an outpatient visit at any time.
We also encourage you to take advantage of our new baby support groups and classes to ask questions of our experts and get support from other new parents.
Personalized Lactation Support
At CHI Health, we encourage and support mothers in breastfeeding their newborns. Our goal is to prepare you and your baby for a successful breastfeeding experience. Your nurses will visit with you multiple times during your hospital stay to answer questions and provide any help that is needed with breastfeeding. If you need additional support, a lactation consultant will meet with you during your stay. This can be helpful if you are dealing with issues such as latching difficulties, painful nursing or low milk production.
Once you leave the hospital, we encourage you to attend our breastfeeding support groups for additional encouragement, advice and assistance. You may also set up a private appointment with a lactation consultant to address any special needs or concerns.
For more information about our postpartum care services, or to speak to a breastfeeding specialist, please call 402-398-6095.